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While others writers think of love
you’ve shat on that pure white dove.
Before on and on, I must go,
I’m telling others of what I know.

Love to ride the ‘Royal Scotsman,”
but this train I’m on is full of flotsam.
What I’m saying is so loaded with duress,
Its’ like riding the “Midnight Express!”

When you first pulled into my station,
this old heart was filled with elation.
At first things really went fine,
unscheduled love was always on time.

But love doesn’t run on a rigid time table,
I’m tossing you off while I’m still able.
I’m not one to be keeping score,
don’t catch your ass in the exit door.

First you changed from commuter to freight,
all the while saying “ain’t this great?”
Now I’m carrying a very heavy freight load,
my heart is chugging, ready to explode.

You always think you’re the lead conductor,
No wonder friends call you Hannibal Lucktor.
I’m tired of you always blowing your whistle,
you’re the pain in the ass you get from a thistle.

You were demoted from engineer to porter,
this really screwed up our manifest order.
Instead of your up front driving, which I loved,
ya put a foot in my ass n’ shoved.

Day n’ night your mouth goes Yakity Yak,
driving your hate spikes Klickety Klack.
Since I’m not the last one you let on board,
love’s driven down, now I am floored.

Folks would say our love’s a signal flop,
so I’m getting off before the flag stop.
And where would that next place be?
Where you try to totally, dominate me!

I know where the air brakes on this train are,
you’ve switched from sleeper to a baggage car.
You always lash out with such hysteria,
makes me think you’ve got diphtheria.

So I am punching your last ticket to ride,
Frankly, you can shove or stick it inside.
Before I lose the last of my brain,
you n’ yer baggage jump another runaway train.

* For Runaway train contest and no this certainly isn't about me. LOL

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  1. Date: 5/20/2010 4:18:00 PM
    haha. this one is the funniest of the bunch. YOu put a lot of work into it, so congrats on your win. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 12:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Irma's "Runaway Train"contest JT. Good Luck in her next contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 5:46:00 AM
    Crazy story here, well done John and Congrats to you

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 3:28:00 AM
    Hey John, this was always going to be in the mix. Many congrats on your win in Irma's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 7:41:00 PM
    Congrats John on your winning poem in the Runaway Train contest with this creative write.. enjoy another back to back win..with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 1:29:00 PM
    John, this is a hilarious gem, good luck in the contest. It's got to be one of the winners. I like your little disclaimer at the end >> James

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:25:00 AM
    Wow! This is super-satirical, I love it. You even used one of my favorite words, 'shat' haha! Best wishes in the contest with this one. I got a huge kick from your comment regarding Lagavulin. I love single malt scotch. I have even bought some Islay and other smokey flavours during my stay in Scotland last year. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 4:31:00 AM
    Very unique way to look at the runaway train. Good luck