Train Ride

Train Ride

by A. Gagliardi


RIDE.

Slide side to side.

From high tide to low tide

you glide while you ride

SIDE TO SIDE.


Try to eat; try to sleep.

BALANCE! Lurch. Grab a ride

while sliding, riding,

side to side.

RIDE.


Chuckling, mumbling,

rumbling wheels roam the country-

side to side.

SLIDE!

Ride.


WOOO. WO, WOOOOO OOOH!

Silver streak moans lonesome

along the high rail ride

SIDE TO SIDE.

Slide-RIDE.


Whiz by life on either

Side-to-Side.

JINGLE JANGLE EYES, ears POP, stomach flop

from side to side.

Jolt weary muscles scream to stop the side to side slide-ride.


Destination Earned.

New Rhythm learned.

GET OFF AND WALK (WIDE)

side to side.

SLIDE.

The Lake Harriet Trolly is one kind of train car. Not the one we usually think about.
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agaglia 6 years ago Author

this poem was written after a long train ride from St. Paul to Glasgow. Ride!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

You know, I usually enjoy a train ride, but after this, I might just reconsider! Awesome. I especially liked the alliteration.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Beautiful ride, so fluently it chugs on...


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

You captured it perfect. I felt like I was back on a train again. Only rode on one once, but just like your poem that's exactly how I remembered it.

Great Job!

Sage


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agaglia 6 years ago Author

Thanks for the nice comments, folks. I did FEEL like that, and I'm glad I captured the feeling. I like the alliteration, too.

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