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Best Rail Poems

Below are the all-time best Rail poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of rail poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member The Rail Ties That Bind
A little girl
She comes to a land of ghosts
Almost empty streets
She wonders
Where are all the people
No one here looks like her
Within her heart
Emotions stir

It is...

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Categories: rail, care, death, dedication,
Form: Rhyme



Letting Go
"Letting Go!"

Behind that garden rail;
Where worms, squirm and roam,
They dig into every worst part of my day.
I feel them crawling, making my hide their home.
They...

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Categories: rail, depression, emotions, pain,
Form: Dramatic Verse
An Eternity I
Stood upright, between two roads,
On a thin metal rail,
A solitary, brown coloured bottle 
Of beer,          ...

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Categories: rail, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Blarney Castle
I walk the path amid the trees
Where footsteps of the past have tread
Where ancient stones of Blarney please,
Where lips upon the stone are wed.

My roots...

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Categories: rail, places,
Form: Quatrain
The Billabong
There’s an old river course with beginning and end,
now the river runs straight without this river bend,
where the water is still and the reeds do...

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Categories: rail, nature,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member White Lace
Winter cloaked in the whitest lace
Spreads its folds across the land
Transforming the earth's tired face
In beauty she makes her quiet stand

For those who weep for...

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Categories: rail, life, seasons
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Everything Froze
                   Everything Froze


a giant crystal wind chime...

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Categories: rail, storm, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Cold War
I am winter's nemesis.I fight it tooth and nail.
In my youth it declared a war on me.
When I licked that icy rail.
Winter has many weapons...

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© Joe Inka  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rail, funny, seasonswar, war,
Form: Free verse
The Giant of Lisbellaw
Stood I there, that last day,
On an iron bridge...
An aqueduct by design,
Where, looking dreamily out over
The Ernes Lower Lough,
My compressed shadow 
Momentarily paused -
To contently...

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Categories: rail, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Death's Courting - Constanza
Though I have no wish to die now
for this moment I feel much joy
ah death it courts me being coy

A time may come I know...

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Categories: rail,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ride
There's an urgent feeling, sweeping 'cross the land
Could the hourglass be approaching, it's final grain of sand
Terror pulls the trigger, hearts begin to quake
Searching for...

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Categories: rail, anxiety, bible, cheer up, gospel, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black Powder Dreams
Black Powder Dreams

Vast o’ the seas carry forth desperations 
Lives cast aside in the faces of war
Rotted wood planks, salted skin aspirations
Wind tattered sails bound...

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Categories: rail, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The wreck
The last few weeks have been real hard
You see the "dealer of life" deals the cards
As the trials and blessings come and go
It's true we...

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Categories: rail, devotion, faith, hope, life, on writing
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Fair Wings and Following Seas

Far, far out at sea one day
          A Hummingbird so found its way
   ...

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Categories: rail, bird, nature, ocean, sea,
Form: Rubaiyat
If only you would vote for me
IF ONLY YOU WOULD VOTE FOR ME

                 When election...

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Categories: rail, america, freedom, philosophy, political,
Form: Rhyme
A Wary Woman
I’d love to say that ‘Crusher’ Webb is one good mate of mine,
but old ‘Crusher’s’ temperamental and can act more like a swine,
and it don’t...

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Categories: rail, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Photogragh of a Redwood Stump in Sepia
 The human spirit needs places where
nature has not been rearranged
by the hand of man
Author Unknown

A metal rail now mocks the space

where a massive trunk...

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Categories: rail, environment, nature, sad, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Funny Squirrels
My yard harbors lots of big trees
And in them live squirrels with ease
In comfy twig nests
They do what is best
To live and survive as they...

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Categories: rail, animal, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Ode to a Snail
Slug or Snail
Slow you trail
The slimy path you leave
upon bark or rail
or along my pail
Glue from your tail? 
Ah bind my mail? 
Be my pet...

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Categories: rail, animal, fun,
Form: Ode
Premium Member AFI 9th Art Wave
his breath
clouds the night air
board grinds rail
the lamppost’s light reveals
his heart pounds as red lights swirl
...

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Categories: rail, art,
Form: Tanka
The Ancient Lady
She is ancient, tall and wise
Her slender frame so frail
Skin so smooth, but deathly pale
Bright against dark skies
Against her soon the wind will rise
Against her...

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Categories: rail, adventure
Form: Italian Sonnet
‘The Airplane Crossing Clear-Blue Sky'
My white-washed bars surrounded me -
they held me as I slept;
they soothed me when the days were long,
and mother’s blue-eyes wept.

A baby girl, six months...

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Categories: rail, childhood, happiness, introspection, love, mother, peace,
Form: Quatrain
Worming the Cat and Dog
Once again it’s Saturday; the day when footy reigns supreme.
The Dogs are up against the Cats, the premier favoured team,
but I’ve got no doubts the...

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Categories: rail, humor,
Form: Rhyme
The farm gate
 There's an old timber, farm gate at the end of a track.
You wouldn't see it driving past unless you looked back.
It's made of roughly...

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Categories: rail, childhood, memory, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Surprise Factor
    (Why I'm Still Breathing)

When the cow was dry, she was compliant.
When she calved, she turned vicious
and no fence could hold her,
but...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: rail, animal, childhood, family, farm, garden, mother,
Form: Narrative