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Old 12-14-2010, 12:26 AM
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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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Old 12-14-2010, 12:48 AM
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it is a very simple piece
I never edit nor add, it was simply
a small tribute I wanted to
assign to the train, the whistle
the memories, it provokes each night that I hear it
like a very long old friend.
I just have been, felt compelled each night
to pen it to ink
So now I have done it
I now can let go of the gnawing
urging,that calls me to paper
whenever the whistle blows.
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Nice muse Bard.
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The train, the whistle, the memories evoked, all part of the thread and rhythm of the Bard's life.

Nostalgic, warming and reassuring.

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The train, the whistle, the memories evoked, all part of the thread and rhythm of the Bard's life.

Nostalgic, warming and reassuring.

Thanks, Bard.
No, thank you Calli, such a blessing in words.
How very lovely of you. Such a reward,
For such a very simple composition.

Ty NG for taking the time brother.
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Bumped in order to shake the dust off the forum.
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