On the Road

Evergreen - - Then & Now -

One of Ever­green’s ea­ger scribes is Sue Ger­rard, from St. He­lens in Lan­cashire, and she wanted to share this won­der­ful poem, which she penned in the style of Ten­nyson’s epic “The Charge of the Light Bri­gade”. She ad­mits that she de­cided to send it in after see­ing the item “Drive On — If You Dare!”, which we fea­tured in the spring 2017 “Scrap­book”.

The Charge of the Car Bri­gade

Half an inch, half an inch, Half an inch on­ward, All into the traf­fic jam Rode the six hun­dred. For­ward the car bri­gade! Oh not again they prayed: All into the traf­fic jam Drove the six hun­dred.

For­ward the car bri­gade! Was there a driver dis­mayed? Even though pas­sen­gers knew Some­one had blun­dered: Their’s not to rant and cry, Their’s not to rea­son why, Their’s but to sit and sigh: Into the traf­fic jam Drove the six hun­dred.

Cars to the right of them, Cars to the left of them, Cars in front them Stut­tered and shunted: No use the traf­fic news, Only serves to con­fuse, Into the jaws of chaos, Into the hell of queues Drove the six hun­dred.

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