Why do we at break of day
Brace ourselves to plow the fray?
Surely Britons ain’t forgot
That queueing is our national sport?
Daily, though, I feel the thrill
Of elbows meeting ribs until
Inside and out, I’m black and blue
And panting and perspiring too.
There must be a better way
For me to get to work today,
But tube is quicker, you retort
We like to keep our journeys short!
Yet overcrowding and delays
Especially on ‘weather’ days
Are making this commuter frown
Each time she travels into town.