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The Bus Stop

February 15, 2010
By thescientistyellow GOLD, Nauvoo, Alabama
thescientistyellow GOLD, Nauvoo, Alabama
11 articles 2 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton

Nope, that wasnt't mine, so I'll keep waiting,
Sitting there on that rusty bench,
Nervous arms just a shaking.
People passing by, in front and behind,
Some sit, others rise to board their bus.
And there it goes, streaming to its destination.
But comes another.
Is it mine?
I hope so.
It's just never here on time.
Could be the traffic.
Or maybe the old bus driver.
He's been driving since the war ended,
And he still knows the way,
With that map of a brain.
But comes another.
Is it mine?
I hope so.
No, just the number 35 not the 42
Well, I best enjoy the sights,
Even though I see them everyday.
Old Dan's Diner near the megaplex,
Basking in it's retro glory.
And the burnt-out apartments across from the park,
Still housing some forgotten tenants.
But comes another.
Is it mine?
I hope so.
I think I'll just jump the subway,
Since I never have any tokens.
I'll give it just one more minute longer,
Before I vaccate my spot.
I'll know I'll be back tomorrow,
But I grow tired of waiting everyday.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:13 pm
PaperPlanes BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
3 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it." -Confuscious

Very good. :) I liked the rhythm of the repitition.

on Feb. 21 2010 at 7:45 pm
SwordGirl SILVER, Apex, North Carolina
8 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

-- Winston Chuchill

I like it. As they said, the imagery and repitition were great. I saw the scene playing itself inside my head, instead of trying to picture it and failing.

on Feb. 20 2010 at 8:11 pm
Tori.Lovett GOLD, Alexandria, Louisiana
17 articles 3 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

I love it. Great imagery like kressbe said.

kressbe BRONZE said...
on Feb. 20 2010 at 6:30 pm
kressbe BRONZE, Mequon, Wisconsin
3 articles 0 photos 22 comments
I like your repetition of "Is it mine? I hope so."

I really liked it, good imagery and the final line was great