"Primal Journey"

‘Primal Journey’

When I was but a young lad, perceived in prime
No concept had this author, unexperienced in time
Shining locomotive, enthralled to climb aboard
Ignorantly blissful, consequence of power afford.

Main line shining brightly, but with signal red
Had I the power! an’ backed ’er up instead!
Coupled to empty baggage cars, at siding surprise mellow
Longed to notch back throttle, opened to signal yellow.

Caution yellow, open throttle to ignorance
Rusted rail at least move, this train dance !
Trains awaiting with track shine, for light of green
Stopped not I, with this powerful machine!

Yellow signals with rusted track
Darned if I’ll be going back!
Power sweet in throttle held
Enthralled to emotion false felt.

Momentum built to weight and speed
To whisperd caution, I paid no heed
Weight increasing in baggage car filling
To look back at train, not I unwilling.

Oh! The power of throttle open wide!
Rocking, swaying to that power glide!
Yellow signal! Ya, another one..
Cautioned, slowing, that perceived fun..

Sharp! Brake applied!

Screeching metal..

Through the forest, off the rail
Destruction left on caution trail..
Eerie mists of steam, guages unread
Unreadable…a cacophony of dread..


What a…mess.
What a train wreck.
What a horrendous path of destruction
Left in the path of the ignorant to power absolute.

Shaken initially, I consoled myself to the fact
I ensured lit coal oil lamps protected train back
…some suggested it was those lamps….
…that ignited the fire….

But that’s irrelevent.
Ignorant musing bent….
Train wrecks are but happenstance
’nother train to wide throttle dance!

Oooh! The power!
It’ll be diff’rent this time!
Another yellow signal??!!

Well..Open throttle…

"Primal Journey"


Forest, Canada

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