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The Sleeper

by Mickey 

Posted: 11 December 2008
Word Count: 98
Summary: A recycled Seasonal oferring. Merry Christmas to you all.

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I’m going to Scotland for Christmas this year
but I just couldn’t face the long drive.
So I thought I would find out the times of the trains
(like ‘departures’ and when they’d arrive)

I rang Richard Branson to see what was what
and I asked if I’d left it too late
for a second-class seat on his Christmas Eve slot?
He replied “I can better that, mate”

He said he was doing this great Christmas Deal -
an overnight sleeper to Perth.
It occurred to me later as utter surreal…..
I’d just booked my own Virgin berth!

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joanie at 19:53 on 11 December 2008  Report this post
Love it, Mike!! It's all in the last line, which is exactly where it should be!


purpletandem at 23:26 on 16 December 2008  Report this post
Very amusing. Made me chuckle.



Tina at 08:45 on 21 December 2008  Report this post
Hi Mike

LOVE this - really made me smile - I have just been sending some Brummie Yodas to a friend (Youtube) and came over here for the first time in ages to this great piece of poetics! I am sure Mr B would love it too why dont you send it to him for Christmas ????


ellynelly at 15:14 on 23 December 2008  Report this post
Merry Christmas Mike!

Thanks for the poem. Great punch line.


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