Going underground ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

WonderfulWorldofWriting blog writing linky poem prose going underground tube

Going Underground

When you’re down underground you get swept along

In the heat and the draught and the busker’s song

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When you’re down underground you’re pushed here and there

You can people watch, you can stop and stare

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When you’re down underground you’re jostled about

There’s no room for manners, of that there’s no doubt

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When you’re down underground with your earphones in

You’re escaping the bustle, you’re escaping the din

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When you’re down underground it’s a lonely place

Surrounded by your species in the ‘rat race’

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When you’re down underground there’s a rat or two

Running the lines but they’re more scared of you

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When you’re down underground you might panic, not breathe

When the train stops mid-tunnel, you rasp and you wheeze

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When you’re down underground in the bowels of the city

Impersonal space, ignorance, what a pity

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When you’re down underground in the jaws of the earth

Your space invaded with the smell and the mirth

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When you’re down underground you can choose your line

You must mind the gap, you must follow the sign

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When you’re down underground don’t forget to pay

The world’s your oyster, you can go your own way

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When you’re down underground don’t follow the herd

Go against the flow, be free like a bird

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When you’re down underground you can write your own story

Hop on a train and find your own glory

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By Carol Cameleon 2015

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16 comments to “Going underground ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting”
  1. After spending last week traversing London I totally identify with this! I always used to be much better at getting into the underground rhythm when I was alone though – it’s not quite the same with a little person in tow… X

  2. As everyone has said, this really sums up the tube! Thankfully I’m rarely in London (yes I know, it’s very uncool of me to admit it but I always feel stressed when I’m there!) so I don’t experience it often! Thanks for linking to #whatImWriting xx

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