Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,958 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Train Sanitized - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Train sanitized, NO clickety-clack, shhhh the
small rocket went, horrible seats and people
enclosed like fish in a tin, no excitement, the
magic all gone, a small seat, a sanitized ride
so boring it feels like death, no romance with
railways left, no space in which to be a person
just a cardboard figure in an emptiness without
meaning or life, oh, what I would give for the
clickety-clack, clickety-clack, I HATE train
sanitized, I had to run up the down-escalator
to get to the right platform - if that horrible
dark passage with blue lights can be graced
with such a beautiful term….

[2 August 2014]

Topic(s) of this poem: Feelings

Comments about Train Sanitized by Margaret Alice Second

  • Alice Perfect (8/2/2014 12:08:00 PM)

    Oh yeah, try a bike next time and see what you hate more! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2014

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