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The Mighty 51...

by gt281 (writer), State of Denial, January 12, 2013

It goes clickity clack, clickity clack upon its track, never does it waver, never does it wander...

Its blackened stack does leave behind

Black soot and ash for one to find

Upon the rails it does glide

Faster and faster it whizzes by

Past the stations and through the night

It goes clickity clack, clickity clack upon its track

Never does it waver, never does it wander

Never does it look back

Through the mountains, prairies and towns

The Mighty 51, powers and makes the wind bow down

On the rail it follows, to keep its appointed rounds

Clickity clack, clickity clack, it does sound

Pulling a mighty load, it forms like a serpent’s tail

From engine to caboose it stays upon the rail

The Mighty 51 does show its power, each and every hour

More coal to the boiler the engineer does scream

Then does the tender throw with earnest

More shovels of coal into the furnace

To boil the water, to build up the steam

Clickity clack, clickity clack, upon its rail

Through the night and through the day

Its whistle does echo and wail

So you will know, the Mighty 51 comes this way.....



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By melanie jean juneau on January 12, 2013 at 05:56 pm

nice, really nice with a strong. fast rythym. great word choice

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By gt281 on January 12, 2013 at 07:36 pm

Motherofnine9: I think it has a case of the stumbles, but what do I know….

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By melanie jean juneau on January 12, 2013 at 07:41 pm

not at all- not to the average reader, even if you find fault

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By gt281 on January 12, 2013 at 08:22 pm

Motherofnine9: I’m the one that’s supposed to find fault with it, I’m the one who wrote the damn thing…just imagine what it could have been, if I would have had a little less fermented God juice. Why, why it could of been another ‘it was a dark and stormy night.’

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By melanie jean juneau on January 12, 2013 at 08:29 pm

ha :), who knows, it might be a best seller :)

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