Pete Crowther

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A Secret Whisper - Poem by Pete Crowther

I rarely go by bus but when I do
For safety’s sake I choose a seat well back.
Today the bus was crowded like a zoo,
My seat companion wore a plastic mac,
He looked quite foreign, dark, and rather nervous.
To break the ice I said “It’s very warm”,
He rolled his eyes and said that God would save us,
Began to rant and wildly wave his arm.
I looked around but no-one seemed to notice,
And I am jammed against the window, blocked,
So can’t get past this madman now at prayer
Intoning loudly “God will not be mocked”.
To calm him down I asked “Why are you here? ”
“Suicide bomber”, he whispered in my ear.
10/8/03


Comments about A Secret Whisper by Pete Crowther

  • Rene Bennett (3/2/2007 5:21:00 PM)


    Wow! Brilliant! ! I never expected the ending and it was a total surprise. You are an excellent writer! ! (Seriously)

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  • (11/26/2006 5:24:00 PM)


    Pardon me while I take a moment to uncringe. Eek, and I have to hop a plane in the morning.
    Glad you got off the bus safely and were able to tingle our spines with your artistry.
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  • (10/5/2006 4:44:00 AM)


    Oh the buses of Hull eh? ? You take your life into your own hands when you take this particular mode of transport.... ha ha! ! Good read Peter! HG x (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2006 7:26:00 AM)


    what a delightful poem...i don't know if i was s'posed to - but it made me tickle and gave me a smile...especially that whisper line... (Report) Reply

  • Arline Richards (4/25/2006 9:57:00 AM)


    i understand exactly what ur talkin bout in this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Liliana Negoi (4/7/2006 2:01:00 AM)


    There are things happening next to us, but we find about them only when it is too late...great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2006 2:23:00 AM)


    You portray the sense of entrapment and looming danger very vividly. Ten. Susie. (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2006 6:43:00 PM)


    Now you see, that is why I don't ride buses. Between the suicide bombers and the people that snatch your gold chains off as you exit and the bus pulls off....it's just not safe! (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2006 6:07:00 AM)


    Is this a true story? ? ? ? ! ! ! ! That was pretty scary! I loved it! (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2005 7:52:00 AM)


    Very scary, Peter. This one gave me the creeps. Therefore, I loved it. VT (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2005 2:20:00 PM)


    OMG! ! Peter, rofl Everyone's worst nightmare travelling companion for sure! rofl Sorry it was very funny though! Now that is what I call dealing with a difficult topic. 10 from creased up Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 10, 2005



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