Train of Thought

Train of Thought

A Poem by McEltic

A lonely railway station
A pale moon
striking yard
A haggard washed out Hobo
hugs the life's work
of a bard
A far off distant whistle
A fast approaching train
In crackling flames of open fire
at embers
he stares in pain
While twilight's eerie haze
the twin
of setting sun
The leaping flames suppress his need
of basking in the fun
A headlight's gleam cascading
A sadness
through mournful wail
The slow approach
in the cadence of wheel and rail
The old 600 rambles in
as steam from ballast blows
And brings with it
a gentle rain
that soaks right through his clothes
Conductor shouting

'A L L A B O A R D'

as hearth ignites his notes
He climbs aboard the train of thought
While his fading thunder

© 2018 McEltic

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it is a beautiful poem so open to a lot of interpretations, the train if taken literally or the train that represents something else.

Posted 9 Months Ago

AAAAAAAH! I love this! So profound, so musical, so powerful! A train of thought of perfection! Well freaking done! Much enjoyed this one! (I think this may be your best yet!)

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

Thank you... this was the favourite of many, over the years :)

9 Months Ago

....I can clearly see for good reason :)

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Added on March 5, 2018
Last Updated on March 5, 2018



London, Canada

If you continue to think what you have always thought... you will continue to get what you have always got more..

I Must Leave I Must Leave

A Poem by McEltic