A story in exactly 50 words
I'm set like a rock. Gathering moss. I've been a driver. Found my spot. Staying. ))
That’s an interesting one.
What’s going on?
I love this one! I'm a train nut. So perfectly described.
Another great one, Sharron! You continue to inspire.
Trains are captivating to me, for some reason. Since I was a boy. They still are.
Train, train, take me anywhere! There's something about those clacking wheels.
I love the cadence! It reads just like a train chugging along at 55 MPH. The best line:
"It throws me back with a sudden smack"
With You in Spirit for the ride! I love trains. My GrandDad Popo was a brakeman and conductor on the P&LE Railroad. I grew up on trains, clacking-humming-swaying are natural to me, knew all the train songs, always wave to the engineers. Would be very contented living in a caboose. Thanks for the memories!
Thank you for the mention and for sharing this beautiful poem! I love traveling by train...wish I had the chance to travel in this fashion more frequently.
My mind went in a different direction. I was hoping she was along side the tracks rather than on them. When I worked at the PD, we had a case where a teenage girl committed suicide by walking in front of a train - that was 30 years ago - I never forgot.
Love the rhythm and rhyme of the second to last line. 💜