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TRAIN – Shades of Seuss Challenge

Railroad Station photo taken by J. Nowinski

When he was a little boy,

My husband thought it would be a joy.

To sit on the train and watch the sights,

He could hear the whistle and see the blinking lights.

He rides the train every day.

He works and then he gets his pay.

Winter, spring, summer, and fall.

He takes the train to the mall.

The conductor punches his ticket.

The punch sounds like a cricket.

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack goes the wheels.

The commuter train serves no meals.

The people sit and then they stand.

At their stop, they all disband.

His train pulls into Union Station.

It is one of the busiest in the nation.

Work, work, work, all day long,

When it is over he joins the throng

Back to the train is where they head,

They go towards home and to their beds.

My husband enjoys riding the train.

Personally, I think he is insane.


Railroad Sign photo taken by J. Nowinski

****If you would like to participate in the “Shades of Seuss Challenge” please check out  20 lines or less and post a poem. Better yet, join 20 lines or less and post your poems, prose, and photographs, daily.

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About bigsmileu1

What good is living life if you don't share all the experiences, mistakes, and knowledge you have gained? I am a grandmother, a wife, a mother of two grown children, a Jr. High Teacher for almost two decades, an elementary principal and I want to share my experiences.

9 responses »

  1. Love trains, Dr. Seuss and your poem.

  2. I love trains. My grandpa was a locomotive engineer and he and the brakeman would sneak me into the engine. Grandma would take me to the siding just out of town. Grapndpa would slow the train down. Johnny the brakeman would grab me from grandma’s arms and off we would go. I got to pull the cord to blow the engine whistle as we approached each raliway station. I had such a great time being a little railway princess. I’ll never forget those days.

  3. Very cute poem…I went blank when I thought about writing one…Diane

  4. Love the poem! Great job. I might see if I can come up with one of my own tomorrow. Might be a good stress reliever during lunch time.

    • Thanks, Nicole. It was fun to remember Dr. Seuss and his rhyme schemes. It will be a good stress reliever because it can be goofy if you want it to be. I hope you have a good week! 🙂


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