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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Philly to DC





the train whistle
cuts through howls
flung by rabid coyotes

strung by chains of chaos
a double track cambers
fading toward untried

clicks across countryside
spiked by towns to
span old years and miles

tunnels come and go
offer flashes of light
slap shadows into dark

the song of yearning
merges with tones of oath
the train whistles

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Prompt of Ceremonies posted by Totally Optional Prompts.

Watercolor by Sue.

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12 comments:

Gordon Mason said...

That's a great journey of words! And the journey of US is so well described.

How about sending a poem for my blog? http://www.catapulttomars.blogspot.com/
I'd like to have your writing there!

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

Like the way you use the train to announce the new...

Stan Ski said...

Let's hope the destination was worth the journey.

nairobi said...

Really nice...
i hope it was a lovely journey...

paisley said...

beautiful as always sue.....

one more believer said...

oh my gosh, that is beautiful tw, cannot help but the consider lincoln's thoughts as well in such a time as his... and thank you for yr encouraging comments...

Q said...

Dear Sue,
I do hope we the people have changed. I hope now is the time for intelligent discourse. It has been a long 8 years.
I feel old. I shall listen for the train's whistle.
Sherry

latree said...

the watercolor painting is so beautiful....

I have something for you, here
http://elmanohara.blogspot.com/2009/01/another-awards.html

Cam said...

I can hear the train clicking down the track. Well done.

Dave King said...

Fine poem. Enjoyable to read.

gautami tripathy said...

Love the water colour..


said the spider to the fly

Roger Owen Green said...

lovely.

oh, and thanks for coming by...