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RUNAWAY - from this - TRAIN

Riding in the kiddies section all day long at an amusement park Underestimating the number of people crowding every turn Noticed a train pass by ……… hmmmmmmm???????…. Always wondered what a thrill it would be…….. Walking toward the loading Depot with anticipation A fear grips my t-shirt and begins to pull me back “You sure you want to board this large train”? Fear whispers The conductor begins his call …”All Aboard!”…….”ALL ABOARD!!!” Recorded history begins to play and then .. click, clack .. chookie …choo …choo And the loudest whistle I’ve ever heard , TOOOOT….TOOOOOOOT I grip Mama’s neck and begin to scream loud sounds of my own Never again will I board an 8 MPH runaway train ==============

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  1. Date: 6/19/2010 7:07:00 PM
    Abe, this is so cute!! Thank you for honoring my red shoe poem in your contest. Hope you are well! Have a happy father's day tomorrow. We need to see some more of your has been a while since you posted a new poem. :)

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 5:03:00 PM
    Do u know where your winners list is posted as I cannot locate it anywhere Abe? luv..

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 4:50:00 PM
    OH Abe I am stunned... amazed.. thankxxx so v ery much for my first place win.. it was a joy to write and recall this tragedy for your contest... congrats to u and to all your winners... am leaving for vacation tomorrow so u have made the "Sweetheart" smile.. thankxxx with luv..

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 7:07:00 PM
    Very nice little write~Enjoyed~~~~Hows the "Leather Voices " judging going? , such an emotional contest ,very deep , I really enjoyed the imagery that filled my mind , not pleasant but very inspirational~Rick

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 7:07:00 AM
    LOL what a cute way to remember this tho must of been one heck of a toot that scared ya or that engineer voice great imagery and play on words with this one thanks for sharing sorry missed this one cause it belongs in a book

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 2:21:00 PM
    that is a good one and new one ABE, enjoyed the memory you gave me on this,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 9:15:00 PM
    What a wonder to remember the first time a youngster gets on a train. Broght back memories for me! Dan C

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 11:53:00 AM
    You magnified the fears from a child's perspective in a poetic way. Good luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:28:00 AM
    So cool that you did this in an acrostic. Well done with 'childs' perspective and the sounds too. Best wishes towards this fun contest. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:21:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Abe wishing you the best in the contest. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 7:43:00 AM
    This made me smile with memory....!!! Everything looks soooo HUGE from a child's point of view! When our little grandson Will went to a train museum, he freaked out when they blew the steam engines' whistle just for him! We thought he'd love it, but boy were we wrong!!! Cute poem, Abe!!!

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 5:57:00 AM
    Excellent acrostic,those choo choo,toot,toot sounds,I love them,but the little child seems scared,and poor mama's neck,much enjoyed the read,today Abe. .Goodluck in the contest. .Charma :)

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 4:33:00 AM
    Nice poem. Wish you all the best in the contest

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 11:23:00 PM
    Good luck in the Contest, Abe! Great acrostic! Ruben.