Colin Coplin

Rookie - 107 Points (Australia)

Shuffle On The Blue Line - Poem by Colin Coplin

Heading for work in the city
Caught the early bird from Platform Four
No seat left abandoned, only choice is standing
Next to the old man by the exit door

He tells me his story
Fast forward on the journey

Shuffle, shuffle
Shuffle on the Blue Line

Stole a glimpse out of the window
At the young lady in the Mona Lisa style
The wind started blowing, her hair started flowing
Before I knew it she was in my isle

She tells me her story
She’s divorced and lonely

Shuffle, shuffle
Shuffle on the Blue Line

Three stops more to my stop
Finally found a seat to rest my feet
Next to a suit who’s only, working ‘til he’s thirty
Fool proof plan that’s guaranteed

He tells me his story
Rags to riches by thirty

Shuffle, shuffle
Shuffle on the Blue Line

Shuffle, shuffle
Shuffle on the Blue Line

End of the day, I’m homebound
The last rider at 8: 04
No seat left abandoned, only choice is standing
Next to the old man by the exit door

He tells me his story
On the Homewood journey

Shuffle, shuffle
Shuffle on the Blue Line

Shuffle, shuffle
Shuffle on the Blue Line

Copyright Colin Coplin 2004 / 2010


Comments about Shuffle On The Blue Line by Colin Coplin

  • Ramesh Rai (10/21/2014 9:28:00 PM)


    Stole a glimpse out of the window
    At the young lady in the Mona Lisa
    style
    The wind started blowing, her hair
    started flowing
    Before I knew it she was in my isle
    beautiful lines of the poem. A soothing read.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 22, 2010



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