Hop On Hop Off

Hop on hop off

Come one come all

Hop on the bus

Let's roll the ball


First stop is SHOPS

Ladies get down

I'll drive your men

To pubs downtown


You're hungry now?

It's time for food

Try out that pub

Their grub's real good


Eat all you can

Good Yorkshire pudding

Forget waistlines

Today no slimming


The next due stop

Is a famous park

Soak in the beauty

It's not yet dark


You hear those chimes?

That's our Big Ben

He's been repaired

Looks better since then


Last stop but one

Thames sunset cruise

The water's calm

But watch your booze


The end has come

You get off here

Good night to you

Tomorrow again dear?


I read Teddy's London and earlier The Bus Ride by Buddy Roszy. As a tourist in London, I love walking or going on the bus to explore the city. But the first time I went with my family (16 of us), we saw and heard very little as we'd all fallen asleep on the upper deck after a long flight, the time difference, cool spring breeze and the droning voice of the tour guide! 






  • dusk arising

    LOL I loved reading this.

    • Rozina

      Thank you.

    • AuburnScribbler

      A wonderful scene you've written here Rozina, I love the subtle comedy within the stanzas as the journey progresses.

      I hope that you have another wondrous bus ride soon.

      Bravo, and I hope that all is well!

      • Rozina

        Thank you. Yes, I’d love to go to London/UK again soon.

      • Paul Bell

        That's the benefit of busing, there's a pub at every stop. Big Ben is on the left, the Red Lion is on the right.
        Ok, stuff Big Ben. lol

        • Rozina

          Haha you are right. Many pubs around.

        • Neil Higgins

          It's strange.Having lived and worked in London for many years,pre retirement obviously,I never really "noticed" all the tourist places.Yet now I would like to amble around and do my tourist bit,as I would have proper time to see London's history, properly.
          No busses for me though.A long story,but due to past incidents ( not in London) I refuse to use that mode of public transport again.Shanks pony is good for sight seeing,and a phone map of course.

        • Rozina

          Have not heard of that tour company Shanks pony. I see the red or blue double decker tourist buses being used the most. I love the markets and the parks best of all.

          • Neil Higgins

            Bless you Rozina.
            "Shanks Pony" is slang for walking,to a destination on your own.

            • Rozina

              Hahaha, I’ve never heard that expression before. I’ve learnt something new. Thank you. Good night.

            • Teddy.15

              Dear Rozina I simply love this. 💖

              • Rozina

                Thanks Teddy. Your London poem reminded me of the Big Bus tour I enjoyed.

              • Michael Edwards

                Original and a great read - super stuff.

                • Rozina

                  Thank you.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Good write Rozina, may that bus ride never end.


                  • Rozina

                    Thank you.

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