‘Rails to Oscurity’
Train line northern is much needed
Thoughts of inhabitants unheeded
Minerals and resources had there
Harvested will be ‘Our Lion’ share.
Gravel brought through labour toil
Building a line to ‘victor’ spoil
Exchange trinkets for wildlife pelt
Small perspective emotion unfelt.
Tourist cameras click at will
Ignorant of north life still
Stench unsmelled from baggage car
Homeward bound ‘enchristened’ far.
Conductor sighs at stop each
Attempts thwarted at heart reach
Bell rings…whistle…..a job.
Unseen heart wrenched sob.