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Thursday, 21 November 2013

CHRISTMAS CRUSH FEARS IN OXFORD STREET


From my book Only Yules & Verses available here:

Just before Christmas last year, I read a news item about the huge number of people shopping in London's Oxford Street and fears of crushes......... 

I look down towards Selfridges
From as far away as Bond Street
And I see you window shopping,
Coping with the ebb and flow,
The pull and push,
And I develop a crush.

The police, much maligned,
Line up to guide me through,
They close the street to avoid accidents,
Restrict walkers and drivers,
To completely clear an avenue
Allowing me to get to you. 

I'm there, intimidated by stares,
But the cops hold the line,
And as I look at you in romantic awe,
I offer to carry your bags,
I invite you for coffee and mints
And you turn to your boyfriend,
Shake your head and wince.

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