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Rail Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of rail poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for rail.

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I am Ready
Get ready 
Get set now
Let’s head out for the late train 
Get ready 
Get set now
Under the moon and in the rain

I’m ready
I’m heading
Gonna jump the train at the
station 
I’m ready
I’m heading
I’m handing in my resignation 

Come with me
Are you...Read More
Categories: rail, allegory, life,
Form: Free verse



Going Down In Dark
When the sun goes down and dark
A lizard takes his time to meditate
It could just as easily be a female
But who am I to judge or take a look
I respect other creatures rights to privacy

When the lizard decides to sleep...Read More
Categories: rail, animal, dark, death, mystery, sun,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Battle Of Wills


It's a constant battle of wills with my son and me
One-upmanship is foremost in our daily “get along” tree
Heads are strong
Equal right or wrong
Mostly friendly but goes off the rail if we really disagree




...Read More
Categories: rail, conflict,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Oh One Oh Two Two Oh Two Oh
Oh One Oh Two Two Oh Two Oh
By Franklin Price
01/02/2020

Oh one oh two two oh two oh
Alliteration as we go
I hope the twenties, will be fun
For this our century twenty-one

First twenty years are over now
We have arrived, I wonder how
The...Read More
Categories: rail, america, political,
Form: Couplet
For My Sister
I see a Santa Fe upon its rail;
It deviates not to the left nor right, 
Nor hills, nor miles, nor weather can prevail
Upon its constant task come day or night. 
I see a Christian running the long race
Who never shirks...Read More
Categories: rail, sister,
Form: Sonnet



My Nineteen Gems
Posted - 12/29/2019 :  12:05:03 AM | Ksjpari's Poems | Edit Topic | Delete Topic
These are my students of Millennium School who find Joy in me . They showed the way I could teach. I have really touched many...Read More
Categories: rail, 10th grade, high school, motivation, people, student,
Form: Monorhyme
Bull-Bison Rodeo, Part I
I was drifting west through old Wyoming,
to see if ranches were hiring,
it had been some weeks since I’d gotten work,
sought a new scene to see what it might bring.

I was somewhere just east of Yellowstone,
the sun settled, it soon would...Read More
Categories: rail, adventure, animal, fun, humor, imagery, nature, silly,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Impeachment Now moves to the Senate
Impeachment Now Moves to the Senate
By Franklin Price
12/19/2019

Impeachment now moves to the Senate
Nancy wants to come along
To control the people in it
Have them sing the House's song

Fair is fair and right is right
The Senate now presides
The House no longer has...Read More
Categories: rail, america, political, pollution, power,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shame
In a moment, she was out the back door,
And turned green cat eyes on me;
Rare vase lay broken on the floor,
And guests just arriving to tea.

Her ears lay flat upon her head,
As she humbly crouched along,
Little cakes and tarts of...Read More
Categories: rail, cat, confusion, emotions, flower, garden, nature, pets,
Form: Rhyme
To Please the Poet
To Please The Poet
by Michael R. Burch

To please the poet, words must dance—
staccato, brisk, a two-step:
so!
Or waltz in elegance to time
of music—mild,
adagio.

To please the poet, words must chance
emotion in catharsis—
flame.
Or splash into salt seas, descend
in sheets of silver-shining
rain.

To please the...Read More
Categories: rail, beauty, music, onomatopoeia, poems, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Verse
Hope Hangs On A Cross
Beads of scarlet salvation
did flow down from Calvary
		       that dark day

Pilate light justice
was on total eclipse display
At the Golgotha place

A skull view
twas the Crucifixion perspective
      “Abandon all hope”
was the...Read More
Categories: rail, faith, religious, truth, uplifting,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Misty
In pantomime a filly runs
Awhile away sincere her dame
Never fear a bit intrusion
Reign again over wild yet tame

Solemn hoof of sonic drumming
Waits for none to steer along
Simple mane a woolly ripple
Ride the wind of passions song

Split rail timing never far
A...Read More
Categories: rail, animal, horse,
Form: Rhyme
Guilt Without Apologies
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Categories: rail, america, autumn, november, vacation,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Night Before New Year's
'Twas the night before the New Year. Gawd! All the beer had gone dry
Not a house or a tavern could renew our supply.
Was I too drunk to recall if what followed was fact?
While we drunks were all praying, I swear,...Read More
Categories: rail, drink, humor, new year,
Form: Rhyme
If only you would vote for me
IF ONLY YOU WOULD VOTE FOR ME

                 When election time comes round, On my door they will pound.
      ...Read More
Categories: rail, america, freedom, philosophy, political,
Form: Rhyme
Sonnet 58 'The Stings That Disappointment Brings Are Deep'
The stings, that disappointment brings, are deep,
When one’s believed in Love, and seen Love fail.
So often, on-track lives go off the rail,
And so, the Soul returns to caverns, deep,
And there, She waits, and gives up near all hope,
And huddles ‘between...Read More
Categories: rail, betrayal, depression, joy, lost love, love,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Even as I Sleep
Ah, life has its rainbows that grace Sleep's respite -
The lover's smile, limb that draws warmth with deft touch!
Is impact a slave to a force that's perceived
Or peace found that subjects nocturnal breath's laps
Which grace on my waking the shore...Read More
Categories: rail, faith, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Pink Floyd
PS Friends,

We all know some of the greatest poetry is in popular songs. Some of my inspiration comes from music. So I thought I would share this wonderful write by Pink Floyd. Find it on U Tube and ENJOY!

 So,
...Read More
Categories: rail, inspiration, music,
Form: Free verse
Panic Attack
I keep on panicking,yet am still moving.
Panic is like a train that rails on broken rail way tracks but cannot be funded back without you being run over.
A sincere heart gets strangled in the rail tracks and bleeds tears 
Folded...Read More
Categories: rail, anxiety, growth,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Oh, Lordy, Lordy
OH LORDY, LORDY

Oh Lordy, Lordy, this old devil has me high up in chains
I would outta out of here, but there just ain’t, no trains

I took a walking, down these dusty old rail track boards
On my way met a hobo...Read More
Categories: rail, freedom,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member God Has to Take Me Down Hard
I am determined to take over
So I grab myself out of the clutches of higher self zone
I run with me, leaping over tall buildings 
Except I do not clear them
Instead smashing myself against them, 
Lying in pieces, moaning and groaning

I...Read More
Categories: rail, god, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Secret World
Along a country road,
beyond the guard rail,
past the visible vines,
lurks an ancient jungle.
Most who travel pass
don’t have an inkling of
the depth of the danger—
this cliff so close by,
this mystery in their midst.

The steep-slanting ground
and lush vegetation
in quintessential green
drop, and drop...Read More
Categories: rail, history, journey, memory, mystery, nature, river, world,
Form: Free verse
On Blennerhassett Island with Walt Whitman


He sat on this patch of turf,
and if not this exact place a piece of a place nearby.

Naturally, I try to feel his companionship.
Did he write a line of poetry on this small island
or was he simply being Walt Whitman,
honored...Read More
Categories: rail, poetry,
Form: Free verse
My Broken Pieces
POEM " MY BROKEN PIECES" by martin gedge

Early morning train on a rain October froze
coffee brewing circles cross the senses of my nose
a nervous night of sleeping tossing over in my bed
not a wink to sink my eyes resting pillows...Read More
Categories: rail, abuse, addiction, death, life, sick,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member King of Kings: 1-90
1	A plume of dirt and grime envelops sky;
		The hellish slug of gas does creep along.
		It casts an orb three hundred stories high
		Over the Sun and ends his morning song.
		The birds and trees now stand a silent throng,
		Before this rumbling mass...Read More
Categories: rail, metaphor,
Form: Epic