Thursday, December 17, 2009


Clackity clack... Clackity clack...
Beats the rhythm of the track.
Trekking deep into the night,
Straight on through to morning light.

Whether freight or passenger,
The message is the same to her.
"Just keep rolling, moving on.
Dawn to dust... Dusk 'til dawn."

The fate of nations on her back.
Clackity clack... Clackity clack.

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Barbara Techel said...

I love this poem, Dennis. I really miss the days of when a train came through our little town just about every day. So nostalgic. There is talk of it coming back again... for now I'll think of your poem, as it brought such warm, wonderful feelings. Thanks!

Barbara Techel
Award winning author of the Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Book Series
My passion is bringing a positive face and voice to animals with disabilities
Frankie is Official Mascot for National Disabled Pets Day and
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Vada and Joe said...

I love this poem. When I was growing up in a very small town, the train would go through town blowing its whistle. The tracks were torn out, but recently new tracks were put down.
As I sit at my computer early in the mornings, I can hear the whistle in the distance and I'm drawn back to yesteryears.