Tag Archives: around the tree

MY WIFE WANTS ONE.

MY WIFE WANTS ONE.

The picture had such appeal

My wife though it was real…

My magazine

She thought keen,

A like for train sets congealed.

Among her many blisses,

She wants a train running for Christmases…

Perhaps ’round the tree

Or one that she’ll see,

Reminding of days she misses!

I’m thinking of a double track,

Two trains running forth and back…

“Races” and such

Not too much,

Entertrainment to attract!

–Jonathan Caswell

WILL CHRISTMAS (TRAINS) HAPPEN?

WILL CHRISTMAS HAPPEN?

Will a Christmas tree choo-choo train happen?
Good enough so others start clapping?
Can he find an old board
And icy streams to ford,
And space nearby for his cabin?

The goal is to not build too much,
Of fantasyโ€”just a touch–
Some green dinosaurs,
The mining of ore,
Realism need not be a crutch!

I’d want to have lots of trains
Of various periods sustained…
Steam and diesel-electric
Trains eclectic,
No barriers to joy contained!

I ask only the fun
Of making the whole thing run…
Three separate lines
Of trains piled up fine,
Is it as you would have done? –Jonathan Caswell