Christine K. Trease

Rookie - 149 Points (June 2,1957 / Price, Utah)

Hobo Engagement - Poem by Christine K. Trease

Rolling railroad
Dressed in the west
Sprinting across the steel and ballast

Pounding of wheels
Clicking one's heels
Across the trailing meadow and grass

Sweet scenery lulls
Vagabondage calls
Driftwood shoes longing to carry.

The chink of the steel
Weakens the will
And the hobo can't be bound to tarry

Away in the night
A free bird in flight
Hitching a ride to exemption

A borrowed cigar
A poker game car
A derelict that needs no redemption


Comments about Hobo Engagement by Christine K. Trease

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, March 17, 2006



[Report Error]