A day to remember…

by Mr. Darcy   Sep 3, 2018

Onto a cow field
They did trot:
A man a woman
And her dog.

Down to a fence
Of protective barbs
That kept a train track
safe from harm.

Tip toeing across
To the other side
Where a river rolled
Cool and wide.

Off with their clothes,
The dog did too
Then into the tingling
bubbling blue.

Invigorating, yes
To swim like this
With buoyant bits,
Hers and his.

After their swim
It was time to leave,
Up to the hill
they start to weave.

Mamby, the dog
Leading them back,
Up toward
The railway track.

What was that?
As Mamby crossed -
A train, oh no,
They fear she’s lost.

But, oh what’s this
They follow after;
The train’s horn blows,
A sure disaster!!

Like in slow motion
Their hearts' slow fast -
The train too close,
Is their last?

An angry horn
Licked at their feet
As the trio escaped
The jaws of defeat.

A lesson was learned
That very day:
Never cross the tracks
Or else, you’ll pay!


- Mr. Darcy
© 2018


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  • 4 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    How can you be funny and warning of such perils at the same time? It's excellent and made me giggle and gasp in equal measures :-) x

  • 4 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    With an innocent scene of two young birds comes a
    horror one can never imagined...I started to read fast just to know what
    happened?! Liked the flow of the poem smooth and entertaining!

  • 4 years ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Mr D this is a fantastic and dare I say it humorous piece which has a great impacted ending which states "don't mess on the tracks" because as Craig stated they're for one thing only and that's trains.... My 'dad' works on the railways and has had 2 fatalities due to people playing chicken, it's just not worth it.

  • 4 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Two lessons, surely. The other being, keep your clothes on in public...

    • 4 years ago

      by Mr. Darcy

      To be honest, there was not a lot floating around in my department. Lol
      Next time a wet suit and only in a designated zone! ;0)

  • 4 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    It was a pleasure reading and so glad to see it nominated. All the very best

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