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The 9am Excuse

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The 9am Excuse

Distant horns announced the eight am, 
commuter train, from Darlington's approach
and as I crossed the bridge, at Traitor's Gate, 
I saw some lines were blocked by heavy snow.

As it neared,
I waved my jacket,
but the driver,
never saw it.
He took the bend 
and kept proceeding.
Those on board were
praying, screaming,
while the monster lost its way and flewwww.....
Into the frozen lake below!

Silence....
like its shattered icy surface,
pulled tight together.

I had to wait until the sergeant,
jotted down my witness statement.
So, that is why, Dear Miss McGoul,
today, I'm really late for school!

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  1. Date: 8/12/2008 6:34:00 PM
    Congratulations for your featured write this week! Laura

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 10:38:00 AM
    Hi Angela, Congrats on your poem 9 am Excuse being featured this week. The poem deserved it - an excellent write. Wish you many successes. --Mohammad

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 9:37:00 AM
    LOL! The best excuse I ever heard! (hoping it isn't true of course) Congrats on your well deserved featured write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 5:08:00 AM
    Angela - I have heard a lot of excuses for being late but this one takes the cake - congrats on being featured - God Bless

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 3:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Angela . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/10/2008 5:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on "The 9am Excuse" being featured. Vince