Song Lyrics Poetry posted April 2, 2011

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poem/song lyrics


by victortouche

Railroad, railroad...

talk to me

made of steel

and laid on trees.

Come on railroad

talk to me.

Tell me stories.

Tell me tales,

of those great

and mighty rails.

Walked your tracks

for many a mile.

Used your ditches

to sleep in style.

Come on railroad

stay a while.

Home to hobo.

Sights to see.

Come on railroad

carry me.

On and on

right through the plains.

Just prairie grass

and cattle graze.

Come on railroad

walk with me.

Seems my strifes

are gonna bury me.

Give me blue sky

and an open freight.

Come on railroad

keep me straight.

I'm walkin' long.

I'm walkin' lone.

Come on railroad

take me home.

Railroad, railroad...


Don't look for a progression of a story, beginning to end. This is a snapshot. A feeling. A solitary walking...of the rails. Grew up in the midwest. Walked the tracks from boredom. Walked the tracks to pick wild asparagus for supper. Nothing like it. Silence. Wind. Contemplation. This poem should just whisper as the wind carries it. Thank you.
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