Join | Login

Authors 
Books 
Stories 
Articles 
Poetry 
News 
Events 

  Home > Mainstream > Poetry > Riding the Rails
Popular
Poetry
(Mainstream)
  1. in time for Mother's Day
  2. THE DENIED BUTTERFLY
  3. Big Brother
  4. The Pursuit of Happiness
  5. Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  6. WE ARE
  7. Jesus' Rainbow
  8. Every Child Needs
  9. Pi Day
  10. Here we go again, maybe...
  11. Disposable Love
  12. It's the Law
  13. Traffic Light
  14. R E D
  15. unraveling...
  16. BACK HOME
  17. Taking Stock
  18. Skeletons in a closet.
Recent poems by
Patrick A Granfors


Somebody Blinked

Bend

Drink About It

Dominos

Standard Issue

Wisdom of the Wind

Rainy Day Poem

Can You Imagine

         more...
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry

Recent poems by
Patrick A Granfors


Somebody Blinked

Bend

Drink About It

Dominos

Standard Issue

Wisdom of the Wind

Rainy Day Poem

Can You Imagine

         more...
Riding the Rails
By Patrick A Granfors   

Share    Print Save  Author Tracker

I take a walk at lunchtime each day and the route takes me along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. I have been fascinated with trains since I was little.

Photo:By Patrick Granfors

Who wouldn’t want to ride the rails

Cold steel ribbons scribing history’s trails

Through urban jungles and countryside

Canyons deep and prairies wide

Around each bend delight unveils

Who wouldn’t want to ride the rails

 

No grand illusion of luxury

Simply wind in face a spirit free

A gentle rhythm clicks and clacks

As the wheels revolve along the tracks

Creosote on the breeze prevails

Who wouldn’t want to ride the rails

 

Years ago when steam was king

When hobo camps a common thing

Many a man without a choice

Listening to an inner voice

Sorting out life’s small details

Who wouldn’t want to ride the rails

 

So little time so much to see

The opportunity is up to me

Reality wakens me from the dream

A silly notion it would seem

Still the journey beckons like a siren’s wails

Who wouldn’t want to ride the rails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2012 Patrick Granfors

 

 


Click here to post or read comments.


Recent Poetry by this author.     All Poetry by this author
Somebody Blinked

Bend

Drink About It

Dominos

Standard Issue

Wisdom of the Wind

Rainy Day Poem

Can You Imagine



Featured Book
The Benevolent American in the Heart of Darkness
by Albert Russo

'The benevolent American in the heart of Darkness' includes three of my award-winning African novels, namely: 'The Black Ancestor', 'Eclipse over lake Tanganyika' and 'Mi..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The Wholly Book of Exodus
by Jay Dubya

The Wholly Book of Exodus is humorous adult literature that features adult language, situations and content. It is the companion book of Jay Dubya's The Wholly Book of Ge..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members




Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.