The Train……of Thought


The quiet of day

And the distant hoot

Of a train hurrying

To its end;

Sets  my thoughts

Of past holidays

With family


The city disappears

In the dark of night

Save the twinkling of

Its  lights.

The thrill of brothers

Excited at the trip

Tease to irritate.


Dawn breaks next day

With the chug of the

Steam engine

Sleek in shape;

Smoke in your eyes

Tears streaming away


Cotton fields whiz past

But where are they now?


My  Train

Of thought streams

Into the present

Faster and longer

Running out of steam

Into the electric age


More cities

Less country

I see the signs  to

Save the environment

And then

back to the future


Are you with me

On this train

Of thought ?

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