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The Long Lost Passenger

I awaken to a foggy day 
I watch trees play charades in the wind
Atop the neighbor’s house his roof’s a bust up shoe 
Agape an unkempt garden, I espy wilder berry fruit 
It once held pulp sweet enough for a drooling pup 
I recall the little boy that played in the rugby camp 
Cap turned backwards for luck, on frog bent knees 
He splits the ball in the air, and the crowd roars  
Imaginary people sitting on the bleachers, watching 
All gone expect one, good old “Smitto” playing piccolo 
As he tucks himself under a charcoal broiled sky  
 I squint, “Smitto, is that you?” the fog appears to thin  
As do the vapors in my mind, I hear the sound of a 
Steam kettle blow, it sounds like the steam whistle 
Of a long lost train, it is waiting at central station 
For a long lost passenger, named (Vie)

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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 4:35:00 PM

    I love the trees playing charades with the wind line, fantastic. Then you leave us with a little mystery, well done. Oh I have just come from your collaboration with Thomas "Baby Powder...", another great piece.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:12:00 PM

    For whatever this poem means,,,,, it makes me rather sad. There is more to this story and I believe more to where it was inspired. Beautifully written!

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:09:00 PM

    I don't know why but this one made me think of the hog warts Express.. Great job Rose.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:49:00 AM

    Your talent for creating vivid descriptions with only a few words is awesome! Once more you have taken the reader on a flight out of this world.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:17:00 AM

    - A excellent poem dear M.R. !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 1:04:00 PM

    Brilliantly penned Mystic Rose. Wishing you a beautiful day. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 10:57:00 AM

    you transcend the ordinary realm much like your soul, vie... you are beautiful!... huggs

  1. Date: 12/4/2013 8:54:00 AM

    A heartfelt & very impressive write this is my dear friend Rose. You painted very well a great image of the past through your very creative words. Kudos on this great write of yours my very dear friend. Soo love it & I thoroughly enjoyed reading it this evening. Thank you so much for sharing! biggest hugs! Thank you so much as well for your very inspiring /encouraging comments on my poems. I appreciate it so much. More blessings to u always! love lots & biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 10:08:00 PM

    You sure can tell a story Rose, and you know just the right words to use. You always leave me wondering what you're going to do next. Keep me wondering!

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 6:41:00 PM

    Rose, You sure paint memories with poetic passion! Love the brush strokes and hues!!

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:18:00 PM

    This has a nostalgic feel to it, the memories of times past... very lovely.

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 9:54:00 AM

    I was captured by this one. It's you! How are ya?

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 9:08:00 AM

    A beautiful write, Vienna!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 11:32:00 PM

    What an intresting write you have here my darling Mystic! lovely write I love it! great write Mystic! :) hugs and kisses all around for you my darling mystic! :) xoxoxoxo

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:52:00 PM

    Lovely...feels like going home...

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:10:00 PM

    I'm proud to call you a neighbour my dear Rose! An excellent write, my friend Love ya... xoxoxox

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 4:16:00 PM

    7. Thank you! :) G.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 4:15:00 PM

    Smitto is somewhere close by, and the fog appears to thin. You are a marvelous young poet, Rose. You often surprise me with the richness of your nicely portrayed themes and way of expression. Should I expect you to participate in my contests more often? :) G.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:37:00 PM

    That long lost train waiting for a long lost passenger..Sometimes we need to go back in time to find our blissful moments once again..That would help us appreciate where we d come from..Excellent sweet lady and tnks for reading my humble verse.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:33:00 AM

    What a setting. I almost wonder if this is a reflection of self in these lines. Searching, hoping, to get back what was once lost. I don't know. I could be WAY off on this. But, it's just a thought...and this was still an impressive writing. :)