The Metro girds its loins and and runs!
In many places guards with guns
Protect and check those who commute
Will distant stations follow suit?
All the trams are back on track
And STIB's* big buses take up slack
The word “mobility” is moot
Not all can take their normal route!
The sleet and icy winds deter
Leisure travellers who don't stir
From heated homes to shopping streets
Despite the lure of Christmas treats.
Hoteliers look on in dismay
As would-be tourists stay away
This situation is quite new;
The Burgomaster and his crew
Step up precautions – they are fraught
How long before those men are caught?
Meanwhile for kids it's back to school
In Brussels Fear will never rule!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015
* STIB = Brussels public transport network