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Rusty desert junction.



Pada pada pada,
rails lead us through the corrugated
rundown shanty-town.
The darkness toward midnight keeps our
eyes from fixing into the backstreets.
Labyrinths of twisting turning alleyways-
Where laughing and shouting radiate
from small warm taverns.
The train kept moving and pumping
as if triumphant through the
rundown town.
Anticipation had infected us,
we were quite ready for the choo choo
warcry!
Not even the splish of a motor letting
off steam would be heard.
Old tractors and rusted out vans scatter
the railway yards leading all the way out
to the outskirts-
where the wee hours screech into the dusty desert.
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Throughapoetseye.blogspot.comSimon Bernard Elliott.International poetry.It´s about creativity and real expression.I am a traveller, I´ve lived all over the world. Always in close proximity to nature and poetry. I´ve written since I was sixteen now I am 31. I aim to open people´s eyes with my poetry. I aim to entertain and also to provoke reactions. If I can do any of these things- I think the hours spent writing will all be worth it. more…

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