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Freight Train Fever

Rating: 5.0
He put the handcuffs on me
behind my back,
threw me in the car
right beside the railroad track;
got in
and started sayin,
somethin bout ridin a train
without payin;
I didn't hear
anything else he said,
cause I was already 1,000 miles away
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
... like a magnet, the train whistle draws me,
whispering, come on boy, there's so much out there to see...
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COMMENTS
G Sweeney 30 July 2013
Freedom calls! Another beautiful glimpse of Americana! Gayle
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Constance K Yost 07 October 2012
Most of us can only stand back and watch someone else catch that train. what a gold nugget this is, Smoky!
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James Casey 06 October 2012
Well, Ya Rote a nice poem there, Jailbird. Maybe on the way to court Ya can escape and ride with the hobos across this here land. nice stuff Smoky Christine
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Heather Wilson 06 October 2012
Wow, that`s why you are such a good poet then, you had plenty of practice behind bars...nice one
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Dave Walker 05 October 2012
Really like this, I love this kind of story. it would make a great blues song. A fantastic poem.
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Joseph Anderson 04 October 2012
On a freight train out of town, not knowing where I'm bound-this is one experience I wished I had done. A dramatic, daring and exciting write.With Merle along you two could have written some good stuff. Really enjoyed this
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Bert Bell 03 October 2012
This is another solid poem, Smoky, and on that I can strongly relate to as I used to hop freight trains myself years ago. I loved that life and the freedom that came with it. This is a definite winner. Ther were just two lines that I found a bit confusing. They are- 'gazing out through a one by one window pane.' Great poem. Bert
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Valerie Dohren 02 October 2012
Make sure you buy a ticket next time Smoky, no freedom in being behind bars - great write, enjoyed the story.
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Chuck Audette 01 October 2012
Nice one! I've an urge to hop a freight out of here myself!
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