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Penzance to Exeter

It won’t take long
Not on the 12.42
It only has one stop
But oh! The view

Make sure you have your bag
That one where I wrote on the side
“Thanks for nothing”
I know you consider that sarcasm
But oh! The view

I packed all your things
A bottle of jealousy
That big can of bitterness
Your box of greed
Oh and not forgetting
A trunk full of hatred
I know they weigh heavily
But you carry them so well

Did you take that picture?
The one where I am smiling
I think I took it tomorrow
Never mind, I will post it on
I am sure you left a stamp
Its here somewhere
Buried amongst all the scars

The geese will get there quicker
For they carry no baggage
I think you forgot your toothbrush
But I will post it on, with the picture
I took tomorrow
Whilst you think of the view

I know you are constantly checking
But it definitely says “One way only”
Make sure your seat is by the window
Don’t the geese look superb?
Maybe one day they will return
For they carry no baggage
They just enjoy the view

What care I for your ill’s
It wasn’t I
That made you board the train
I only bear the guilt
For buying the ticket
Did you enjoy the view?
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Posted: Mar 2014
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Yep its pure sarcasm, but I do it so well!!

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Hi Rob

That is a classic: Whether the feral species it alludes to can even begin to 'get it' is another matter.


Bill wine
what a very beautiful journey in words really very beautifully penned rob dear friendangel cheers
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It was written to hold the attention. And it held mine. Yet for me I found it so sad with its truth how it is with some. Good penning my friend teddybear
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Cheers Bill, perhaps it was for the feral woman??.
rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing wow now if only I had thought of that excellent poem for a man once friend of minerolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing tongue
Hi again Rob

I judged it best not to be gender specific in case people thought me sexist... sigh

Its as thick as butter my friend. Good seeing you and enjoyed this write very much..Cheershandshake
I love it. A bit of sour yet served sugar coated.
Dear Rob,

You only visit us now and again - when ever you do - your poetry always delights. You are so much better with words and wit than I will ever be.

Thank you dear poet friend. hug purple heart
I've been through almost this exact scenario...great read..handshake cheers
Hi Rob

I can relate...a gripping readthumbs up hug

Martina xxx teddybear bouquet angel wave
lol laugh Loved the sarcasm and humor in this Rob. Entertaining read and nice to see you around my friend. : ) cheers
Oh brought back memories...of views....LOL.
Exeter for a bottle neck of summer traffic, and Penzance....where I spent many childhood holidays, and still have the best photo of my dad taken there....walking on that wide esplanade, such a big man with my tiny poodle, its ears flapping in the early morning breeze.
I never took the dog for a walk....always thank you Rob for memory-lane stuff....Sarcastic or not.....rolling on the floor laughing Kathyteddybear
Great incisive stuff Rob..Biting..


Classic Sarcasm,done to the hilt.You have excelled Rob."Felicidades"thumbs up handshake teddybear
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Cheers Liam.
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Thank you Sherri
Man....reading these poems just remind me of how much im missing....such a good compilation of words......
Super Nice. ..!!
We adore of your poetic whip..Flog
us til
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Thanks Red
The sarcasm dripped out of my PC and pooled at my feet ... I so totally agree with it

Hi Rob, the humour shone through In this write And the sarcasm bit deep. A good write my Friend. Sarcasm and humour, commonly known as, HELP!!! what Is It cmmonly known as? Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE. Enjoyed the laugh and the read.
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Cheers Bill, written by a bloke but both genders can relate, it was a bit toungue in cheek though, best we stay away from the onslaught of being gender specific.
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Great piece of writing Rob,
Really enjoyed the read.....

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Hi've sat in that same chair forever, do you ever get out of it rolling on the floor laughing ......well no hang on a second, when you pen collectives like this please remain seated lol. Loved it and yes I could relate in a distant past lol. cheers
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Cheers Jesse.
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Thank you Ruby.
Yes you do the sarcasm so well :) Great work my dear friend thumbs up teddybear
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Thank you Odette.
Rob this is fantastic and made me laugh as it is so similar to a song I wrote a good few years ago called 'Pack that old Brown Suitcase" I even told him to take his painting on the wall and said at the end of it the back of your head looks good, it was a bit of sarcastic fun also, a bluesy song for thr fire and friends, wow, your poem reminded me I must dig it up

Angiehandshake angel wave
Typo - around the fire, oopsdoh

angel banana wave
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Cheers Tony.
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Thanks Martina, very kind.
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Cheers MM.
My dear loving friend of ours. What's a word with no one to share, whats a love in an empty heart and what's goodbye where no one has to leave and what's to live for in and empty grave. Hmmmnnnn what a sarcasm I've just thought of because of your inspiring VERY ORIGINAL WRITE. And how lucky are we, citizens of PC to have to read for free.

Thank you my great friend ROB for a read like this. Had to read it many a Times as I can't seem to have enough of those baggages clutching me from the past. Didn't buy the ticket, though.

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Thank you Kathy, pleased it brought back nice memories.
Rob....just amazing...well crafted...and flows like a riverapplause
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Cheers ken.
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Thank you dear Aloma.
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Cheers Candykid
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