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Acrostic Poetry Transport Travel

Waiting

#Promptuarium

Where she’s heading – nobody knows

as she sits waiting for her connection

indications on the ticket give a rough idea

till you mention other ways out of the station

in a sprawling web of transport links

navigation could lead to Macclesfield or Scarborough

getting there – requires a train – it hasn’t arrived yet

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Poetry

Platform

#Fowc #platform

Lancaster Railway Station (Print from Stock Image by Inky)

Perched on a bench – sat by a

line….waiting

as the station announcer

tells you over the tannoy, that your train isn’t arriving

for another forty minutes

on the plus side….the cafeteria is nearby so you can

ravish your teeth on another British Rail Pastry

moment to enjoy while you wait….

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Poetry Rail Transport Travel

Wait

#fowc #wait

Time passes slowly

As you sit waiting for the train

To come rolling down the track

And into the station

Timetable isn’t friendly

It’s saying it’s on its way

So to distract you from the empty arrival

Your sat with your radio on play

And each tick that follows tock

Seems to be on a lock

As you wait for whoever forlorn

Listening out for the diesel trains horn

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Acrostic Photography Poetry Rail

Carriage

#fowc #carriage

Sat by the platform

it waits for the sign as

gentlemen and ladies alike

now make their way to their furnished cabins

a wonderful journey to places wonderful

lakes mountains and streams – but they have to wait for the flag

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Accidents Poetry Transport Travel

Mind the Gap

#Fowc #Gap

Mind the gap - platform sign

The warning signs tell you

Mind the gap

but to some

it seems an elaborate trap

for all those important

seem to step over line

the message isn’t for them

to them – all is fine

but you find yourself making

an emergency call

as one ignores the gap

and one of them falls

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Poetry

A Poetry Response

26th November 2018

I Composed this piece after reading fellow poet Luna’s Poem #93

You can find that piece here

Sent it to her first, then i thought i’d share it with the rest of you all…enjoy

If you want to comment, feel free to post – Inky.

Loco 673, a steam train at National Railway Museum, York
Loco 673, at National Railway Museum, York

I watched from the other platform
the girl with the not so happy smile
she let the express go by her
and was sat by the tracks for a while
sat on her own – as the trains went by
something began to question why?
so over the platform I started to walk
and sat by the platform – and the two of us talked

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Poetry Romance

The 5.15

A scribble from my notebook (the aquamarine one), An attempt at Haiku, which turned into something else – hope you like the read.

The 5.15

By Brian F Kirkham

 

She sits on the bench

Awaiting the arrival

of the 5.15

 

Last train for Matlock,

Left in a swift moment

So she sits and waits

 

Cinders Abandoned,

No Prince Charming by platform

To cover from rain

 

Looking Left and Right

Appearance of a Knight

Arriving on time

 

Perhaps it was fate

That Drew her eyes not to wait

To make move, Check – Mate ?