Poems by David MacKenzie and Barry Peskin
THE INDICATOR BOARD AT GOLDERS GREEN The indicator board At Golders Green Station Is really pretty useless When it comes to information On the route the train will take to reach Its final destination. Are we going via Charing Cross Or via Bank Station?
THE INDICATOR BOARD
AT GOLDERS GREEN
The indicator board
At Golders Green Station
Is really pretty useless
When it comes to information
- 1 Walking book club: Hampstead Heath, Death and The Penguin
- 2 Major tube strike to follow Queen's Platinum Jubilee long weekend
- 3 Hampstead Town's first Labour councillor stands down weeks into office
- 4 Highgate pub landlords to appeal restrictive licence approval
- 5 Calls for removal of South End Green phone box
- 6 Olympic ace opens Highgate primary school's new running track
- 7 Campaign launched after girl suffers fractured ribs from e-scooter crash
- 8 Five jailed after 'cold blooded' murder of Enfield father
- 9 Belsize Village restaurant hires young Ukrainian refugee
- 10 Man wanted after serious assault in Sussex 'may live in Camden'
On the route the train will take to reach
Its final destination.
Are we going via Charing Cross
Or via Bank Station?
The only way to know for sure
Is read the indication
On the front of the train
As it pulls in to the station.
And then you find the board is wrong!
There's just no explanation.
So all that's left for you to do
Is give in to temptation
And jump about and scream and shout
And yell in sheer frustration
At the indicator board
At Golders Green Station.
Child's Hill, NW2
tHE 'ing of life
White van coming
The birds still singing
(written on leaving, for the last time, an adored cottage in France, much enjoyed from 1989-2006.)
This and other poems by Barry Peskin appear in Left to Me, his memories of a life lin local politics
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