James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Oil On Trains... Mar 6th,2014 Poem by James Bredin


It’s obvious we have a problem with large oil tanks on trains,
That either leak or explode if the train come off the tracks in flames,
These trains should be rerouted away from cities and towns,
So that our people and communities can feel safer all around.

It seems that the elites are in discussion but they don’t know what to do,
Can’t reroute these train lines because people won’t let them through,
And my idea may or may not have been already discussed,
Though some of them may look at this idea with disgust.

Build an oil pipeline immediately beside the railroad tracks,
They already have the property, the measurements and the facts,
This idea may have been discussed already but I don’t know,
I haven’t read it anywhere and it may cost a lot of dough.

(Mar 6th,2014)

Submitted: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 7, 2014

Topic of this poem: love


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Comments about this poem (Oil On Trains... Mar 6th,2014 by James Bredin )

  • Gold Star - 6,950 Points Bri Edwards (3/19/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    i like when someone speaks their mind about a mundane subject and uses rhymes at the same time.

    i meant mundane in the sense referred to in definition #2 below, though some readers might mean it using of #1.
    the more i think about it, i may choose #1 as well, even though it is a worthy topic for discussion.

    MUNDANE:

    mun·dane
    ?m?n'dan/
    adjective
    adjective: mundane

    1.
    lacking interest or excitement; dull.
    seeking a way out of his mundane, humdrum existence
    synonyms: humdrum, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, tiresome, wearisome, unexciting, uninteresting, uninvolving, uneventful, unvarying, unremarkable, repetitive, repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, day-to-day, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, workaday; More
    informalplain-vanilla, ho-hum
    her mundane life
    antonyms: extraordinary, imaginative
    2.
    of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.
    the boundaries of the mundane world
    synonyms: earthly, worldly, terrestrial, material, temporal, secular, areligious; More
    literarysublunary
    the mundane world
    antonyms: spiritual
    of, relating to, or denoting the branch of astrology that deals with political, social, economic, and geophysical events and processes.

    tnanks for sharing. so do YOU have any plans to end your life before you need euthanasia? this question is in line with something(s) i saw mentioned in your bio. thanks for sharing. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (3/6/2014 5:52:00 PM)

    Nice to see a poem on a different subject than usual. Well done. (Report) Reply

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