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The Last Bauxite Train

Updated on September 26, 2010
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Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

I have an incomplete painting of this kind of scene. And i dont know if and when I'll finish the painting. I might even take a picture of it and put it here on this hub:


The Last Bauxite Train


Surreal soft hazy phthalocyanine blue

Landscape with hardly any ochre in the sky

Must have been a weeping rainy afternoon

The crossing guard slowly walks the gate ajar

Drivers wait and watch and fume

All expecting the same thing tomorrow

All needing the red asthmatic dust

And the stinking sinusitis mud lake

To poison the land and water

That the wheels of industry

May turn again tomorrow

That the little darlings may learn class

At the private school tomorrow

Slowly the engine accelerates

Past the hill and sky and gate

Nevermore to come this way

The clouds are weeping a softer rain

Goodbye to the last bauxite train

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      Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice one.

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