A Poem for London

Chase Wheaton-Werle
October 7, 2013

Here is a poem that basically sums up, in all its touristy glory, that “Honeymoon period” I’ve been experiencing these past couple weeks. It’s to the tune of Under The Sea from the Little Mermaid, so you’ll probably get more out of it if you keep the song in mind.


Across the Pond


The US is quite a nation

The home of the brave and free

A symbol of innovation

But that’s not my cup of tea


I like apple pie and baseball

And all that, but even so

When I’m craving chips and meat pies

There’s one place I want to go:


Across the pond! Across the pond!

I’m set for cricket,

Give me my ticket,

Baby, I’m gone!

Bein’ here sets my face aglow

England, you had me from “’Ello!”

Nobody gets

It right like the Brits, here

Across the pond!


The traffic is downright fright’ning

It rains like you won’t believe

But folks here are so inviting

You won’t ever want to leave


The cities are rich in culture

The roads full of history

Cathedrals and royal structures

Yeah, that’s where I want to be!


Across the pond! Across the pond!

I’ll buy a lotta

Cool Harry Potter

Replica wands!

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who

Across the pond’s the place for you

Plus Downton Abbey

Isn’t too shabby

Across the pond!

Across the pond!

So much to see

From London to Leeds

To Stonehenge beyond!

Driving through Camden can’t be beat

Cruising the left side of the street

Sit back, relax, and

Soak in the accents

Across the pond!


The Queen isn’t seen

The guard’s working hard

We cheer as we near

The home of the bard.


We slip in for chips

And grub at the pub

Then go see a West End show


We strode Abbey Road

We fly by the Eye

Big Ben’s striking ten

As we’re passing by.


We stop for a smidge,

Upon Tower Bridge

And so many sights to go!


Across the pond! Across the pond!

Of the cool air

And fog, I declare,

I’m really quite fond!

Now that I’ve seen the Union Jack,

Brother, I never want to go back!

I’d love to stay here

In the UK here

Across the pond!

Chill by the lakes here

Brush up on Shakespeare

Across the pond!

Sit back with tea here

Watch BBC here

I’m truly smitten

Here in Great Britain

Here comes a lanky

Touristy Yankee

Across the pond!



Chase Wheaton-Werle

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Chase Wheaton-Werle. I&#39;m a musical theatre major from the University of Tulsa. Outside of my major, I enjoy creative writing and poetry. In the fall of 2013 I&#39;m attending Mountview Academy for the Theatre Arts. This will be my first experience out of the country, and as someone with a passion for theatre and British culture, I couldn&#39;t ask for a better destination. I hope this blog can provide not only some insight to the intensive curriculum of an actor in the theatre center of the world, but also some good chuckles.</span></p>

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