Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Loco Train of Love


...s, s, s, s, s, s, s, s,
Chooo... s, s, s, s, s, s, s,
Choo choo, s, s, s, s, s, s, s,
Choo, s, s, s, choo, s, s, s,
Choo, s, choo, s, choo,
Choo, choo, choo, choo, ...
My train is moving
My freight train now of love
Chu, chu, chu, chu, chu,
My momentum, ... is gaining
Must make the grade above
Chou-a-chou, a-chou, a-chou
Keep your eyes looking up ahead
On the rail and where it's led
My train has the many cars
Taking loads of love so very far
Box car loads of lumber sure
for building a house of love so pure
Tank cars full of liquid love
Higher and higher do I shove
Flat beds strapped under covers too
Leaves you guesing what's under do
Load after load of dump cars full
All these I bring to you to tool
The ways are curved and rail runs straight
As I pass through your open gate
The boiler is hot the fire is stroked
There's no way now this motion will choke
There are miles and miles of shiny rail
laid down your smiles can tell
Following up here comes my caboose
As my train is cut and loose
Pressing hard now I must be on time
To here you say it's so fine
So there goes my locomotive train of love
Delivering load after load of love I flood

Whooo-whoo...

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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  • Ken E Hall (8/22/2013 4:44:00 AM)

    locomotion of love in its journey in life you sure can carry the load as the years peel by and loaded with the timber for your love nest, I give this poem a big Toot Toot of love...regards (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 8:55:00 AM)

    I rode on a steam train in Scotland. When it goes up an incline, you can really hear it working and when it goes through a tunnel, you get smoked and sprinkled with soot if you leave your window open. Basically, it's great fun and this poem captures the spirit brilliantly. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (7/23/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Thomas, this is another excellent and soooo creative poem that had me laughing as I read it!
    You, my friend, are a genius! Very creative mind that runs astray, I must say! Thanks for this
    smile to start another day! Choo~ Choo! (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/11/2013 4:02:00 AM)

    nowadays love is delivered through the what's up and other digital mode. This love train has the hot boiler and makes so much noise to seek attention..a perfect nineteenth century poem..I like it. TAR... (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (7/10/2013 4:29:00 AM)

    a wonderful travel, reading this reminded me of a song though i can't quite put my finger on it, but does have a country feel to it excellent work (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (7/6/2013 6:21:00 AM)

    oh.very brilliant idea.
    i agree with Lyn.it gives me the western feeling too.
    and also the feeling that time is passing by...
    so it had better we end it with love.
    the last station should be the love station.in that station we wont repent of our lives.
    ~nb (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (7/5/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    a superb write a great country and western feel to it. Made me think of Jonny Cash I feel the train coming.....however it may go (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (7/3/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    Great poem....made me smile lots: -) Hoping the lovely Dave Walker hit the jackpot with his Breakkie of love attempt by the way hehehe. Talk soon....love Roobs: -) (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/2/2013 11:31:00 AM)

    The boiler is hot and the fire is stoked - very sensual Thomas, a trainload of love. Novel write, enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/1/2013 11:39:00 PM)

    Chuck.... chuck.... it speeds along carrying loads of love! Which is its terminus I wonder ....! Enjoyed this onomatopoeic poem. (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (7/1/2013 11:16:00 PM)

    So many curves behind
    and i can see only ahead
    i recognize the sound
    restless of my life
    and the steam that draws
    a large way for us.
    I am laughing ear to ear
    waiting for you, like the woman on the war movie
    with a flag in hands
    to honor your trip.

    You are brilliant Thomas, thanks so much! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (7/1/2013 1:49:00 AM)

    A great poem, I'm hoping for a bit of loving later.
    I'll make her breakfast in bed, it might just work. (Report) Reply

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