Tag Archives: wood chips

WOOD CHIPS AND METALS!

IF I were modeling the West or South

With MANY SAWMILLS AROUND….

I could simulate hauling wood chips

For a paper mill bound!

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Structural steel any region can use

with buildings to erect…

steel companies oft ship by rail,

The truck to the work site direct!

Fancy the things possible in your dreams

Even while playing trains…

If only I’d finish wiring track,

then could “work” when it rains!

–Jonathan Caswell

 

BIG DREAMS–SMALL TRAINS

IMAGE from: model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/10313

Rearranging to see,

Works best imaginarily…

Power plants offstage

Are all the rage,

Illusion necessarily!

The said industrial lead,

Curving into a mirror succeeds…

At least for my eyes

Suggest beyond lies,

The  rail yard a power plant needs.

Between a mill and old store,

Rail cars are parked, one or more…

Coal and limestone

Go “in” and are “gone”*

Wood chips,old tires and more!

Some places burn up trash,

N scale neighbors objected fast!

Objecting to smell–

And vermin, they tell–

But  they’re okay with biomass!

*Gone…cars picked up by hand and replaced by outbound empties or out-coming fly fly-ash and scrap metal.

BYE. MR. TREE!

GOODBYE, MR. TREE!

We had to move our cars today

Away from Mr. Tree…

Maintenance would cut away

The branches first, then he.

Scrawny little pine tree,

Crooked from years…

Of seeing old ones come and go,

For you but little tears!

The beetle bugs have topped you off,

Eaten your growing tips…

And soon will be your legacy,

A scented pile of chips!

–Jonathan Caswell

CORNY BUT TRAGIC

(Facebook—Sue Bates)

CORNY—BUT TRAGIC!

The world around is starving.

While snack food fattens us up…

Awaiting a coming slaughter

That may come on America so abrupt.

In the name of alternative energy,

We’ve priced corn out of reach…

Of all the countries we used to help

By sales, gifts, disaster relief.

Wood chip and switch grass-powered

Facilities few and far between…

Cannot compete with the corn harvest hauled,

Not even the mighty soybean!

We used to be a bread basket

For the world and was known for our good…

But selfish utility breeds reputation,

Our technology is bathed by their blood.

—Jonathan Caswell

(From Facebook)