The end of the Road


The end of the Avenue was abrupt –
a fence across with a view straight down
onto a spread of railway tracks and sidings.
A walk down Grandma’s road was exciting

The sounds grew louder
as trains came into sight
chuffing clanking clattering
freight trains rattling
long strings of wagons –
we counted every one
wondering what was in them
panting locomotives,
whistling steam
whooshing expresses
kertyplunk kertyplunk
over the points
I wonder where they went
from the end of the road.

for Octpowrimo 29Drawing to a Close


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8 Responses to The end of the Road

  1. catterel says:

    Took me right back to being about 6 years old – loved watching the trains rattle by.

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  2. This is delightful. Sad that, here today, people see trains as nothing but a nuisance on their way. You captured the romance and excitement of them beautifully.

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  3. I have loved trains for my whole life. Thank you for such wonderful memories!


  4. when we drive to a dead end, we always turn around and go opposite directions,
    excellent write.


  5. Some memories stays forever. Your poem has that essence of nostalgia 🙂 Will miss your work, Viv 🙂

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  6. Misky says:

    This is splendid, Viv. It has a charming feel to it.


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  7. Janet says:

    This one brought back sweet childhood memories! thank-you.

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