AuthorsDen.com   Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Stephen Lodge, iShervin Hojat, Ph.D., iLem Yedowicz, iTheodore Soderberg, iDavid Snowdon, iM. Pritchard, iKaren Epp, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Larry Rochelle

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 695 Titles
· 1,540 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Larry Rochelle, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Life and a Love
  2.  Australian storm
  3.  in honor of
  4.  Blue Morpho
  5.  I'm So Happy
  6.  Water Baby
  7.  Learning Experence
  8.  For Emily
  9.  Free Spirit
  10.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  11.  Love It or Leave It !
  12.  Traveler's Lament
  13.  Defeat
  14.  Your Own Nuclear Power
  15.  My Scars
  16.  His Queen
  17.  Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  18.  Morning Thoughts
  19.  Memorial Day
  20.  Springtime Breeze



Strang Line Revisited
by Larry Rochelle
Monday, May 05, 2008
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Larry Rochelle
•  Father's Day--1959
•  At Evening
•  Get Mugged
•  Veneer of Civilization
•  Inert Humanity
           >> View all 646

STRANG LINE REVISITED

Santa Fe, not the Santa Fe
Cruise street in Olathe
Where teenagers plow
into each other in SUVís
But Santa Fe in Overland Park
That Santa Fe, once connected to Olathe
With rail tracks and
A train
A light rail train.
A speedy humane way
To travel distant places.
Cheap too. No working just
To support our cars
Giving up food to put
Gas in the tank.

No!

Now we look at light rail again
In Missouri
In Kansas City

And we can imagine our
Dream loop
From both Santa Feís, from Overland Park and Olathe,



Meeting we reach other
At 435.

Rounding the bend
Chugging along to a Chiefsí game
Passing by that devilish triangle
Where 435 meets 470 meets Grandview
That triangle
Where cars delayed make parking lots
Now.

Where road rage
Clouds the mind
And murderous thoughts combine
With exhaust.

But a dream of light rail, yes!
An easy way to see the Chiefs
To cheer the Royals
To visit the Plaza.
To stop off at the zoo.

Pretend weíre Chicago for a change
Do it right.
Just do it light.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


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.