The "Royal" poet in our midst

Home » Latest News » The "Royal" poet in our midst
Tube commuters

Regular readers will recall the letter received by local resident Jessie from Buckingham Palace and the promise that she would allow me to send one of her works to appear on the web site.

Well here is a new one – written after a journey to London and being on the Tube and all that that entails.  Title 'Observations' it is a view of the world we have today.

Observations 
By Jessie 

Where have all the smiles gone?
What has happened to conversations?
Never get a letter?
Join the club! 

No buzz of chatter on a bus
No trivial talk on a train
Just fellow travellers in a trance
As if in another world. 

Ear plugs settled in their place
With trailing wire attached
Mobile ‘phones at the ready
Eyes peering at the screen
Thumbs poised- texting
To whom and to where
It makes no odds. 

We all know the world is changing
And progress is the way
But there was once a day
When passengers looked up
Smiled, nodded and spoke! 

Perhaps I’m old fashioned – thinking this way
But a smile costs nothing and a nod is free
It would make such a difference
To the likes of me.


 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Logo Cheshire East Council
Tue 20 Aug 6:09am  |  hits: 1,029

Cheshire East invites public comment on the next phase of the Local PlanThe draft site allocations and development policies document (SADPD), which forms the second part of the council's Local Plan, once finalised, will complete the approved framework for housing, employment and other key infrastructure up to 2030.The document sets out detailed planning policies to guide decisions on...

cows, cow, farms, farming, rural, dairy
Sun 18 Aug 6:07am  |  hits: 987

Pete originally submitted this article to a national newspaper, but realising that he will reach a more appreciative, intelligent and responsible readership through AudlemOnline, he has allowed us to publish it here.Professor Frances Corner OBE, head of London college of Fashion and reputedly a vegan, has, upon taking up her new post at Goldsmiths, taken the decision to ban the consumption of...

Bertie 1
Wed 21 Aug 6:08am  |  hits: 795

Voyage Maison BertieThis amazing handmade wooden dog sculpture, Bertie, is simply stunning and would look prefect on top of a side board or a beautiful Chester set, handmade from rattan twigs.Bertie stands firm on a heavy base. H50 X L58 X W32 cm, made from Willow and Rattan.He has been waiting at Eleventh Hour for a new home, and to make way for new stock we are now offering him to you...