Poetry Friday – The Word is TRAIN
I’m off with the kids today, their elementary school’s closed for conferences (oh to be a teacher in Michigan, with endless days off and all summer to play…yes, I know they work hard, but still…$3 prescriptions and 180 work days a year and incredible retirement? Sign me up!).
The Poetry Friday Word for today is TRAIN. Please feel free to use this word in your blog post today, in whatever manner bobs yer apple…poem, story, photo, architectural design, recipe for disaster.
Me, myself, and I have a list today. Time being what it is.
Have a good weekend, y’all!
Cow-Catchers and other Ruminants
1) A train runs directly beside my office. We are bombarded daily by train whistles that drown out phone conversations, important meetings, and the incessant strains of Muzak (the latter a good thing, except during the holidays when Muzak actually rocks, and rocks hard).
2) Further down the line, some college students were hit by a freight train several years ago after a drunken night. The city and university panicked and started gears in motion for an underground roadway or elevated walkway. After a time, folks calmed down and realized, y’know, if you’re drunk, you really shouldn’t think you can outrun a train and lift the clanging flashing crossing gate. That. Is. Bad.
3) Do cow-catchers really catch cows?
4) The dining car is the greatest invention known to man.
5) The Canadian National train line that runs from Michigan through Toronto and into Quebec is the best way to honeymoon.
6) Before I get too old to enjoy it, I want to take one of those glass-topped trains across Canada.
7) “Train in Vain”. The Clash. Is this their most popular song?
8) I trained for one day to work at Taco Bell, after graduating from college. And then I quit. Brown polyester doesn’t become me.
9) Can a penny on the railroad tracks actually derail the train? Or just make for a really cool squished penny?
10) Mule Traaaaaain…yee haw!!!