Runaway Train

Charles Macfarlane

Parents reviled,
Legally filed,
Shared as a child.

Moving on ever,
Schooldays to either,
Father or mother,
One to the other.

Fleeing the past,
Travelling fast,
Die it is cast,
Nothing will last.

Go with the flow,
Reap as you sow,
Jobs come and go,
Menial and low.

Women unwed,
Children not bred,
Life barely led,
Death not a dread.

Chattering rain,
Batters the pane,
Journey in vain,
Runaway train.


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