Frieght Train

June 20, 2013
By AllSurreal123 BRONZE, Bettendorf, Iowa
AllSurreal123 BRONZE, Bettendorf, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
“Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska


Freight Train

All Aboard!

3:00 AM

I laid in the top bunk

Staring at the ceiling

I heard it.

The rusty wheels

Did everybody hear it?

The sharp screech

Am I the only one?













In the distance

Chug-Chug-chug

Something that was so distant

Seemed so close












The wheels go around





Chug-Chug




Faster











Screaming at her




















Pointing the light at her



















Does he dare hit her?










Faster




Chug-Chug-Chug

Faster

Hissing black smoke into the air

Does anyone smell it?

Does anyone feel the steam?








Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong?


*20 minutes until we reach our final destination



I just wanted to yell























LEAVE HER ALONE



















But I can’t.




It won’t hear me













It won’t hear me







It won’t hear her
















It won’t hear her





5:00 AM





The train is gone.

The smell is disappearing

The screeching stopped.



The smoke has evaporated into the air





The sun is peaking over the trees

She is smiling trying to make the day bright.

Trying.









































Everybody knows it will be back






Tomorrow at 3:00AM.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about my parents divorce and how I would hear them yelling. I hope people who know what it feels like to go through a divorce can connect to the poem.

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on Jul. 3 2013 at 6:23 pm
AllSurreal123 BRONZE, Bettendorf, Iowa
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
“Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
― John Green, Looking for Alaska

Sorry about the spacing.....


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