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When The Train Whistle Blows
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By J. Mollett
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When the Train Whistle Blows


Whether far or near, you can hear.
A train whistle blowing, making it's musical sound.
Some people say they don't like to hear it, because
it sounds so lonesome. It can be comforting.
When the train whistle blows.

As a young child and into adulthood. No matter
where I lived over the years, not far away was
the railroad tracks. Somewhere there's always a
train whistle blowing. May not see any trains or
tracks, but in the distance a train whistle makes
her sound. I find the train whistle comforting,
more at home, feels more like home.
When the train whistle blows.

I saw a train wreck when I was a young child.
There was a two lane street in front of where we
lived. A grassy area almost as big as the medians
between the interstates. Then there was the rail-
road tracks, with a small train station there.
The train wreck happened during the day, terrible
sounds, loud. We still have pictures of it. Grain
corn and bananas everywhere, no one hurt, just
shook up.
When the whistle blows.

2003 (c) When The Train Whistle Blows
By Jean M Gutermuth

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Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2003

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 4, 2007

About the Poet
I'm married. I am a grandmother. I love poetry, reading and writing it. Someone inspired me to start writing poetry again. That person is my Pastor.

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