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Derailed and Running Full Steam Aside

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Derailed and Running Full Steam Aside

All was certain, the tracks determined
each and every day 
Cold steel certainty dictated 
all thoughts and machinations
Will the unfeeling rails define us?
Will the force-fed rout devide us?

I stand, a locomotive, raging off the track
teetering engine building steam
throwing all your notions back
to the overbearing brother providing
lies steeped in half truths

Shall we dance amongst the littered wreck
of boxcars toppled over?
This free thinking deemed chaotic by compliant passengers
begging for margins to live in.
~our brakes never screeched
   as the truth we beseeched is doled out so reluctant
I stand, an illuminating conductor, ready to delve 
outside the railroad ties
seeking new horizons for crashsites

*Inspired by S K A T's "Runaway Train" contest**

Copyright © Steve Voorhees

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  1. Date: 5/21/2010 5:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Steve!

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 4:23:00 PM
    congratulations, its' clear to see you put much work into this one! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 12:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Irma's "Runaway Train"contest Steve. Good Luck in her next contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 6:02:00 AM
    I'm speechless, accelerating read- Congrats on the win Steve

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 3:36:00 AM
    Steve, many congratulations on your win in Irma's contest with this wonderful poetry >> James

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 7:46:00 PM
    Congrats Steve on your winning poem in the Runaway Train Contest... enjoy a special win for a wonderful write..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 6:37:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Steve. wishing you the best in the contest. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 3:54:00 PM
    Steve, it's so nice to see you posting again! I like the creative way you compare this period of life to a train wreck. (Mine feels like one at the moment, so I can relate.) Enjoyed very much. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 2:30:00 PM
    Good one!!! and burn the railroad tressel! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 1:57:00 PM
    well done, good job, good luck in the contest,..p.d.