Tube Poems

Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can
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Tube Poems

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Jul 2016, 15:48

After writing one in in school, I thought it would be fun to see what you you guys come up with!
  • Five fifteen at Amersham
    I knew we should have started at Chesham!
    For the next train outs in half an hour
    In Chesham, it's now-ah!

    Seven o seven at North Harrow
    I've eaten my emergency marshmallow!
    Preparing myself for the run
    To the western station in the town

    Ten twenty seven at Elephant and Castle
    Can a tourist be so much of an Arsehole?
    At Oxford Circus, he got on
    But the train was in fact the wrong one!

    Eleven forty at West Ham
    Guess who I just saw - Dave Lamb!
    The c2c is waiting there
    To take us up to Upminster

    One thirty three at Liverpool Street
    I cannot stand this dreadful heat!
    In the platform - is it a loop train?
    Yes! Hallelujah! But in Woodford, there's rain.

    Three seventeen at Cockfosters
    Where we are so very lost-ers
    We need to get across to High Barnet
    But we don't know the way - God Darnit!

    Four fifty one at Canons Park
    Already it's starting to get dark!
    We've just got the bus from Edgware
    But the rain soaked like the sea our hair!

    Five twenty one at Morden
    Doing the double back to South Wimbledon
    But the Northern Line has severe problems
    Due to a one under in Clapham

    Seven thirteen at Ickeham
    I really don't want to do this run!
    To West Ruislip at gone seven
    Just as the rain comes from the heavens

    Nine fifty nine at Acton Town
    We're felling really rather down
    For we missed the Kensington Olympia train
    The PITA station fails again!

    Ten forty six at Heathrow T5
    We did it! I want to dance and jive!
    Olympia was very annoying
    But I'll have forgotten about it by the morning

    Five fifteen at Amersham
    Yep - we're doing it again!
    But this time we've got a different route
    Although we still will have a hoot...
Any good?
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Post by Iain » 20 Jul 2016, 09:49

Honestly?

Some of the rhyming doesn't really work. Poems don't have to rhyme, but this is a bit half way between rhyming and not

I love the first line of each first with the same structure and the time - telling the story but also creating a pattern. That was really cool
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Post by Tube Geek » 20 Jul 2016, 10:34

Thanks! I also once wrote an Underground haiku, but that was terrible!
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Post by palkanetoijala31 » 20 Jul 2016, 22:43

Once upon a time
There was a tube challenger called ********
Who diassapeared into the aldwych tunnel
Released set free from tube hell
To be reborn the tubegeek

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Post by GuyBarry » 21 Jul 2016, 16:08

We tried writing one in instalments a few years ago:

http://www.tubechallenge.com/forum/view ... =13&t=2803
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Post by Tube Geek » 22 Jul 2016, 13:34

Start at Stanmore
Travel some more
Canons Park, Queensbury,
And onto Kingsbury
Wembley Park - change for the Met
Neasden and Dollis Hill - they come next!
Willesden Green is rather long
Much longer than what's next - Kilburn!
Carry on to West Hampstead
Finchley Central - should have got the Met instead
Down through Swiss Cottage - It looks quite good
The same as St. John's Wood!
Baker Street - home of Sherlock
Bond Street is rather hot!
The Labyrinth of tunnels that is Green Park
Westminster is very dark!
Waterloo - promise to love you for ever more
But no one loves Southwark - not even a Boar!
London Bridge is falling down
Bermondsey seems out of town!
Canada Water, change for the Overground
Canary Wharf, the entrance is very round!
At North Greenwich there's a music venue
I get lost at Canning Town - do you?
West Ham is home to Danny Dyer
At Stratford, look out for the train powered by fire!
Those were the stations on the Jubilee Line,
How did I do? Hopefully just fine!

My Jubilee poem!
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