Chugging Along



Chug, chug, chug

I sit by the window

In awe of the sight

Above me and below


The sky's so blue

Not a bird in sight

The fields are green

With flashes of bright


Flowers in red

And white and yellow

What's that in the air?

Oh the arm of a scarecrow


It seems to wave

As the train chugs past

Then a drop of rain

I hope it won't last


The drops fall quickly

The sky's gone all grey

A breeze coming in

The weather of May


Ah the sun's peeping out

I see birds high above

What's that noise I now hear?

"Your ticket please, love".

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I remember many years back as a student I had to spend a few days in a small rural hospital as part of my training. I went by train.

There have been some poems about trains by MPS poets lately and I recall my own brief experience.

  • Author: Rozina (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 24th, 2022 02:53
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 32
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.


  • Goldfinch60

    Trains can bring back such wonderful memories Rozina as your words show.


    • Rozina

      Thanks Andy.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Was there with you Rozina on that chugging journey which is rhymed in free poetic style. - - -- Utterly enjoyable both the write and the lovely drawing.

      • Rozina

        Thank you Fay. I forgot to draw in the train driver and the passengers (including me).

      • Distant View

        This is a delightful poem, Rozina! I love train journeys - well, when we are not packed in like sardines in a can! You describe it beautifully, and I love your drawing too!

        • Rozina

          Thank you. I forgot to draw the driver and passengers.

        • L. B. Mek

          in my youth, I worked on trains
          for a few years, so I relate..
          an enjoyably nostalgic read, dear poet
          thank you!

          • Rozina

            Thank you Mek.

          • Rocky Lagou

            This is wonderful Rozina! I adore your little train ride, what a bummer the rain decided to show up.

            • Rozina

              Thank you Rocky.

            • Aradhya

              Thank you rozina for taking me on a train ride with a stunning view! Very beautifully imagery, loved this. Stunning!

              • Rozina

                Thank you Aradhya.

              • dusk arising

                There's somethig irrepressibly romantic about trains. I suppose they themselves make an event out of travel itself with fresh landscapes dashing by the windows or the excitement of a train speeding by taking people to who knows where and who knows why? So many adventures to play with in your mind about trains.

                I was one of those child train spotters and went all over the place by train to see different types, I still love trains especially the old steam loco's which regularly run near where i live now.

                • Rozina

                  That's lovely dusk. After I read Murder On The Orient Express I have always wanted to travel by train! I enjoyed travelling between London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels by train.

                • Saxon Crow

                  What a lovely poem Roz. I enjoyed the ride along with you.

                  • Rozina

                    Thank you Saxy Crow.

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