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Distant sound

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Distant sound

Scanning through my memories of times now long past.

I cannot recall a more sorrowful, lonesome sound. 

Than the late night, wailing, mournful moan of a distant steam whistle blast.

As a huge steam locomotive bids farewell on its way out of town.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2012 4:47:00 PM
    I agree with aforementioned visitors, Donald! Sweet poem! Jimbo

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 2:32:00 AM
    that's it! i can no longer stand it. you are my fav'rite poet and i demand.... it shall be declared as i have just said thus; as long as you continue to share, with us :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 11:01:00 PM
    I was homeless for nearly 2 years, living in my truck near a rail line. To this day, the sound of trains horns, be they steam or air, evoke powerful memories. Thanks for the write. I really enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 11:24:00 PM
    Nice image. Well done. The lonesome cry of the iron horse as it fades into the night, ferrying strangers to unknown destinations. Thanks for sharing. Rockman

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:23:00 AM
    like it Donald..thanks for sharing :)

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 6:31:00 PM
    I will have to agree with you. Even in the daylight that mounful sound speaks of lonliness. I enjoyed the read. Thanks for your review of my poem. I could bebitter, but I was as much to blame as was he. I agreed to it. Linda

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 7:48:00 AM
    And oh how i miss that 'Distant Sound' love the old loco's Donald thanks for the memory. wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 9:51:00 AM
    nice write Donald

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:00:00 AM
    Nice, you captured the sound of the old steam locomotive well. One use to run as a tourist attraction close to where I live. Loved he sound of the old whistle.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 12:41:00 PM
    Donald, You are so right...it is a sound that can pull at the heart strings...Lovely write. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 9:49:00 PM
    very NICE. The imagery is subltle, and very effective in this verse. Very much enjoyed this eveing, much love to you, God bless, Cindy aka Lucinda

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 1:20:00 PM
    I am so happy to have time to read some wonderful poetry today. Glad yours was one of the pieces I was able to read Donald. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 2:23:00 AM
    A very good poem Donald, much emotion. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)