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After the Lunch On Waterloo Bridge - A great little gem of a poem found on London Metro!

Published on: Friday, 24th July 2009 04:42 AM     By      Administrator


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AFTER THE LUNCH

On Waterloo Bridge where we said our goodbyes,
the weather conditions bring tears to my eyes.
I wipe them away with a black woolly glove
And try not to notice I've fallen in love

On Waterloo Bridge I am trying to think:
This is nothing. you're high on the charm and the drink.
But the juke-box inside me is playing a song
That says something different. And when was it wrong?

On Waterloo Bridge with the wind in my hair
I am tempted to skip. You're a fool. I don't care.
the head does its best but the heart is the boss-
I admit it before I am halfway across

-Wendy Cope

'Poems on the Underground' began in London in 1986 and the idea has now spread to the metros of many cities of the world.
You can read more of the London poems at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/projectsandschemes/artmusicdesign/poems/

 

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