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Trolley Folly

Another 'bus home' scenario that make me smile, make me frown, make me want to write it down!

Trolley Folly

They could be friends
Walk at same pace
Instead the argue across the aisle

‘I had a hip replacement – nothing wrong with you’
He upright the three wheeled disabled walker updated zimmer man
(not Robert but I wrote this poem for you!)

A trike strike!

‘I got bad legs’ said the woman with the raffia basket trolley affair

(Clang, clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings
From the moment I saw him I fell....out!

The human hurry up pace
It's a space race
Why can’t they be together (they ought be together)
Instead they argue

Hip replacement versus bad legs
They could walk at same pace talk about their legs, their hips
stroll, amble, bit of canter banter
instead of ‘you pushed me out the way to get on’!

Posted by Wendy Young, 10 July 2015

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 20 April 2016


I could plot my life
Opportunities lost
By Wimbledon

Indolence won
On a hospital tea room ragged seat
I could have been with a Friday crowd
Having fun being loud
But the Men’s Semis
Lured me on the TV
In 03

Grateful for the difficult sec
Who was mightily rude to me as a temp
The agency said ‘go home’
Rather than money lost
I relished the chance to see
The men’s quarter finals
In 93

In between I lost interest
Tennis bereft
Of character
And I harped back to little me

Every summer
We chalked the lines
Whining the toss
Positioned us at the bottom!
The top of a steep street
We could see the Pennines
And batted the balls
A bugger if you missed and had the long run down
But being out was better than in
Escaping the call of ‘him’
Waking in hungover summer boozing
Beckoning you from the sofa
To satisfy his oozing
So you fought to return

Posted by Wendy Young, 3 July 2015

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 11 May 2016