I WAS ONCE LIKE HIM!

I was once like him,

A qualified active trainman…

Gave up the hat,

Ticket punch and all that,

The point is, I no longer can!

I’m too unsteady on my feet,

Even if my uniform were complete…

Hard with a cane

To be limber on a train,

But for a while it was a treat!

Not that there’s anywhere close

Where I could assume that post…

Too far to travel—

Opportunity’s unraveled,

All but the fine memories…are lost.

–Jonathan Caswell

Picture of the unidentified train conductor taken next to a Tioga Central scenic passenger car—a Google image.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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