Aboard the Express


Hop aboard the Express
Coast to coast, city to city, passengers in line
Electric locomotive, powering at speed
Turn about the corner, tilting train along the track
Compartments of the carriage
Synchronized flow, signal – stop sign
Yet a glance behind, dancing of the trees
Horses on the moor
A scenic tour, destination ever-near
Of varied kinds, capacities great and small
Lest we fall, yet with closed eyes we crawl
Make way to the mountain, sloping steep hill
Railway equipped, pinion wheel grip
The fascination a journey entails
Straddling monorail, of columns held upon
Embrace beams above roads
Diesel locomotives, powering gears
Afore times we have known, use of pulling alone
Steam locomotives, signs of the time
Wait in line, aboard the horse-drawn carriage
Pressure, power, steam
Fuel for freight trains, packed with heavy loads
Rolling wagon wheel
Roll-on record breakers, ravishing appeal

Written by Geraldine Taylor ©


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