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Rails of Southwest Virginia

Trains of Virginia

By April Denise StuartPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Rails of Southwest Virginia
Photo by Tiago Gerken on Unsplash

Deep in Southwestern Virginia,

The trains run smooth,

The the flanges clang the rails,

As time sails,

Staring deep down in the valley,

Hear the whistle,

Time spent here,

Seems so beneficial,

Trains carry coal,

No telling how far they must go,

The mountain air,

So cool and crisp,

On the bench in the yard,

Is where I will sit,

Looking at the trains,

As they travel deep in the plains,

Even when the sun has set,

We never forget,

Trains run at night,

The rail is illuminated,

With the bright light,

By Brice Cooper on Unsplash

Of the locomotive running through,

While we sit in the night dew,

The signal clangs loud,

The whistle howls,

As the gates come down,

We sit and watch,

And no one frowns,

We sit and stare,

In the cool mountain air,

As the trains roll through,

Here in Southwest Virginia.

By Balazs Busznyak on Unsplash

I hope you enjoyed this poem. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you.

April Denise Stuart

nature poetry

About the Creator

April Denise Stuart

I have been writing for awhile and love to share my writing with others. I enjoy writing about Virginia as well as miscellaneous topics.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran3 months ago

    Oh wow, you wrote this so beautifully! I loved it so much!

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    Oh, that’s a great poem you were able to take something that was mundane and really creative. Very beautiful picture with it. 

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