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FIVE MILES TO CHEDDINTON

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FIVE MILES TO CHEDDINTON

FIVE MILES TO CHEDDINGTON

Clutching sandwiches, pencil and pop
we awaited the eight  forty-five,tickets
in hand;we scrambled aboard the

LMS, carriage, with  engine and van;
from the High Street, ‘ere long smoke
billowed  over the vale ,as we chugged along

Non stop, five miles the grimy coach rocked 
and swayed. ’All change, All change’ loudly,
the Station-master barked out his refrain,

we trainspotting lads so quickly de-trained,
all day to remain; Crossing, noting  and
recording each London-bound train.

Misty, episodic those days of pre-puberty, 
free of care, so fleeting to me


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  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:16:00 PM

    :) Oh, loved the line "We trainspotting...detrained" There is something wonderful about revisting the innocense of those days. Writers hold these memories a finger-length away, I think. Hope you're enjoying your day, smiles from Cyndi

    Strand Avatar Brian Strand Date: 11/7/2012 1:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cyndi, yes with poets such impressions remain indelible.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:07:00 AM

    An amazing write that I enjoyed reading today Brian. I hope to have more time in the future to read more. Love, Carol