Writer Highlight Featuring: Deborah Thompson



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Rail Rider

He runs the rails
Full steam ahead
Light load today
Heavy pickup schedule coming

Be it coal
Be it cars
Be it wheat
Or passengers and diner cars
Riding the rails
Its what he’s bound to do
His whole life through


He’s been north to Alaska
West to the Rockies
East to the Atlantic Shores
And South to the Mississippi

That was what he did for a living
Worked for the B&R
The years they caught up to him
When he found himself retired

Yeah he’s still here
And he’s riding the rails
Not earning a living though
Cant take the rail out of a railway man
Once inside his soul

His pension dont go very far
Cant pay for everything
So hethought to himself
He’ll go back there
To riding them rails
He sure does miss it so

Packed up the bare necessities
Plus his tin cup for coffee
And his bedroll

Now he’s free wheeling
And living easy
Car hopping to and fro
They catch him every now and then
Throw me off
Thats when he sits and waits
For two hours or more
To catch the next train to nowhere
The place he now calls home


© Deborah Thompson

Response to our Inspiration Call on March 2, 2018

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1 reply

  1. This work is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing and God bless you!


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