Smelly Train

Tin Can By Tin Can, 1st Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poem asking whether trains smell or not. As a frequent traveller I do get put off by the unpleasantness of a train journey due to a variety of different odours.

Smelly Train

A train guards nose picks up many smells.
How many do you suppose...? Read on and I'll tell.
Early in the morning it is the aerosol spray.
Some wash with the can, avoiding delay.
Following quite soon is the smell of perfume.
Detecting the fragrance can take till noon.
Then the pain of eggs eaten on the train.
Travellers who do so, should simply refrain.
Next there's the smell that's simply the best,
I must mean, "LUNCHTIME...!" How did you guess...?
The aroma of hot meat pie and fresh ripe fruit,
Filled sarnies on rye, aromatic Italian prosciutto.
And after all has been eaten, the booze is due,
Along with the smelly burp, and a rush to the loo.
The methane released can be quite vile,
As it fills not only the carriage but also the aisles.
And the late night trip has that whiff in the air,
Of vomit. Spew and sick that drives you to despair.
Finally..., at times, the trains simply do pen and ink.
But don't take my word...! What do you think?

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author avatar Tin Can
My poetry tend to veer towards feelings of emotion. Love. Sex. Desire. Most of my verses will reflect these sentiments as I mainly write straight from the heart. 31 Jan 15.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

Cute, clever and creative. We live right next to train tracks, but no commuter trains with unpleasant odors pass us by, at least none that I am aware of.

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author avatar vpaulose
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you for this nice post.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

All types of smell when people are jam-packed, some inviting questioning looks around! Thanks for this lovely share - siva

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
2nd Feb 2015 (#)

Enjoyed reading your poem and humor.

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author avatar Mariah
4th May 2015 (#)

great humour

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author avatar Tin Can
4th May 2015 (#)

Thank you Mariah for your kind comment

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