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Old 12-14-2010, 12:26 AM
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Default The Train Whistles For Me

The Train Whistles For Me

The train whistles for me each night
after my prayers, before slumber
becomes me,

And Im then taken to spheres and places unknown
Some awful, some sad, some alluring
Some beckon in song
always to end, upon dawn breaking in Light.

As a boy, my house neared the rails
I heard them daily and nightly as well
somehow they console me, they sing
and old song

That went with the wonder
of boyhood once upon
Some find them brassy, not I
No not I...

For me the whistle is angelic
accapella in the sky
the whistle blows, I'm in the park
My small Dog Taffy & I

Or it signaled my playtime
had come to an end
all I know is the train passes
every night just past midnight

It bids me well, and yells hello Rod
And I sigh, and always think
One day I shall pay tribute in pen
to the call of the whistle
my boyhood friend,

And still now.

Rodney Evan Bohen
December 13 year of our Lord 2010
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