FineB

The District Line : Wimbledon – Edgware Road

I saw Andy Murray triumph at the All England club at Wimbledon,

My beloved greyhound won the race at the stadium at Wimbledon Park,

I travelled to Putney Bridge and took a lovely walk by the Thames Path,

I avoid Chelsea fans at Fulham Broadway especially after dark.

I visited Emmeline Pankhurst’s grave at West Brompton’s Brompton Cemetery,

I stayed in the Millennium Gloucester, by Gloucester Road and for a while lived like a queen,

I walked through Kensington Gardens and saw Peter Pan via High Street Kensington,

I travelled to Notting Hill Gate to dance at the carnival, the finest one in Europe ever seen.

Past Bayswater Road, then to Edgware Road,

The Wimbledon section of the District Line finally draws to a halt,

A section that holds a close place in my heart,

With it I cannot find any fault.

Comments6

  • Michael Edwards

    Loving these - they take me back to my younger life before I escaped to sanity. As someone who spent a large part of my life on the Piccadilly Line I wonder when this is going to be included.

  • FineB


    Hi Michael,

    Glad my poems on the London Underground bring back special memories for you. Poems on the Piccadilly Line will be published in due course.

    Keep writing
    FineB

  • orchidee

    Good write Fine.

    • FineB

      Hi there Orchidee,

      Glad you liked it.

      Keep writing
      FineB

    • BRIAN & ANGELA

      Thanks FINE another wonderful tribute to the TUBE and the awesome DISTRICT LINE ~ I have a poster of the TUBE in my Office @ work ~ it is a classic work of ART ! Love the association with each Station in your POEM. I have a book called LONDON LORE (2008 £20) which I got for 30p on a BOOK STALL ! It tells me a bit more about each place you mention ~ Thanks for Sharing ! Love LONDON ~ Love the TUBE ! Cockney Hugs ~ BRIAN @@@

    • kevin browne

      no this brings back mad memories living in London during the late 1990s. going underground is one hell of an experience and the routes you describe are still relevant although I haven't been since then. great write once again, FineB.

      • FineB

        Many thanks Kevin.

        Glad you liked the poem.

        I do like the Underground. At the moment I have to take the bus into work and I hate it. Crowded buses are the worst. Starting a new job next week and looking forward to travelling back on the Underground.

        The London Overground is the best which is quite new it can contain a lot of people.

        Keep writing
        FineB

        • kevin browne

          I hope your new job fills you with many underground life experiences and success comes your way. I'm nearly 48 now but for 5 years during my 20s I lived and worked in Berlin, Germany and I had in those years covered every line, every track that went from North to South and East to West. the main underground line from West to East and East to West is called U2 which is where the band picked their name up from.

        • FineB

          Thanks Kevin

          That's so kind. Much appreciated..

          Wow you lived in Berlin. That's interesting.

          I have always wanted to go there and see the Brsnderburg gate and visit the old palaces of the Prussian Royal Family.

          You are lucky that you spent quality time living and working there.

          Warmest wishes
          Keep writing
          FineB



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