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Bringing Up The Caboose

Build the engine on the track
hooking cars up without any slack
moving forward sometimes back
clickity-clickity-clack
horns that whistle
engine force like a missile
tide to a coupling connector
full power tonnage respect her
gradual motion momentum
hooking up cars they rent them
brushes wiping off pennies
kids put on in the plenty's
stay away from the dangerous track
you almost gave the driver a heart attack
migrating job of solitude
meandering positive attitude
E ticket ride of force
rails laid down set the course
an occasional moose on the loose
as I'm bringing up the caboose

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Submitted by Sparky777 on June 04, 2021

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Brian Oliveri

I had written a large book of poetry that of which I have narrowed down to 175 poems. more…

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