Robert G. English

(Albuquerque, NM)

The Orphan Train

Recently I was told of a special train
The Orphan Train...from east to west it rolled down the track...
even in the dreary rain
From town to town...farm to farm the train tooted its lonely horn
Parentless the babes all newly born
Down on a farm away from the city
Silent crying of children meeting our pity
Their on a lonely platform a child offered up for adoption
Many families offered these children a new infatuation

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