Journey of the Amster-damned

Bus, Travel, Transport, Vehicle, Road


My wife and I took a discount coach journey to Amsterdam at the same time as the London Olympics.  We were going for a “quiet” getaway in an attempt to avoid the sporting hysteria that seemed to have gripped Britain at the time.  The result was far from what we had envisioned.  In fact, we never again took a coach trip.


A scheduled coach to Amsterdam

The price the lowest we could pay

Direct from London Victoria it went

In the late hours of the day


A youth group beside us also did board

On their agenda was not slumber

So rowdy was the adolescent horde

The decibels became to hard to number


The return leg  – marked by long delay

For the youths did in Holland purchase

Various items  – that UK laws – disobey

So we had to wait for customs to do the searches



Inspiration Call: Fun Write Friday’s: Write a poem based on a time you’ve traveled by bus – whether a school bus, around town, or a long distance trip to visit a certain destination.







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