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Train Whistle Blues

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TheGreenPolarBear
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Train Whistle Blues

There's a train whistle wailing
out there somewhere in the distance,
like the echoes of the day that
have just slipped below the horizon.
It's calling out to everyone who's
ever thought of something more than
the sterile suburbs that lend no hand
to minds inclined to look beyond the surface.
It's calling out with the wisdom of Boston
and the spontenaity of New Orleans and
the voices of a million other cities
that have so much to say if someone just listens.
And the longing is still there
as the train continues its trek on
toward the living nighttime
and I stay here with my million
unwanted responsibilities that haul
the soul down from the inside.

The Green Polar Bear
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Nicole
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Oh wow...I have a train that goes by my house, and I could set a clock to it's whistle. For some reason, that whistle has always stirred feelings in me...and it seems as though you've written them down. Thank you for posting this.
MissNTrope
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BOSTON - South Station


Don't know about the wisdom part....
TheGreenPolarBear
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LOL. Well, I figured since it's such an old city, it must have a little wisdom.

The Green Polar Bear
 
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