PublicTransport PoeTry – #4

baylis-road-north-bus-stop-original_Michelle Richardson


The Waiting Game

(Michelle Richardson)

Life is like a bus stop –
a waiting game, for sure.
For when you think you’ve got it sussed
It makes you wait some more.
The traffic coming in and out
can get you in a spin,
and you must beware of heartbreak
if you let this traffic in.
For things that look like taxis;
made to pick you up each day,
turn into big red buses
so they crush you on the way.
But if you stand there long enough
And wait with patience and a smile,
Then life can be a journey
That makes waiting seem worthwhile.


Michelle Richardson is a writer from Staffordshire , England who writes poetry, contemporary women’s fiction and picture book text. She is married and has a gorgeous teenage son and a black and white cat named Oliver.

She is active on Twitter and can be found @michfizzyfeet


About angelikarust

My name is Angelika Rust. I was born in Vienna in 1977. These days, I live in Germany, with my husband, two children, a despotic couple of cats and a hyperactive dog. After having tried almost every possible job from pizza delivery girl to HR consultant, I now make a living knowing English. No, I haven’t yet figured out what I want to be when I grow up, whenever that may be. In the meantime, I write the occasional book.
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