Night Train – ABAB Rhyme Scheme with Wordle – March 8, 2015


this train thunders into the night
a madcap monster and dragon of lore –
running from problems and another fight
I’m going where I’ve never been before

tired of your flagellating my soul
tired of the blisters across my mind
maybe craven, surely without a goal
I’m leaving my victim-self behind

no accident brought me to this pass
but a howling gnawing demon, you
the scales now tipped like an empty glass
here take my aureole – know, I’m through

this train thunders into the night
I’ve got no special destination in mind
just moving from darkness towards the light
I’m leaving my victim-self behind

© G.s.k. ‘15

Note: This combination word combination in the wordle and the train image took me in this direction … I actually did at one time grab a midnight train in a moment of “I’ve had it up to here” and might do so some day again .. but at the moment this poem is just a fantasy or a memory.

Madcap (wildly impulsive, heedless), Blister, Strap, Aureole (a halo),  Accident, Howl, Gnaw, Flagellation (flogging, associated most frequently with BDSM or religious penitence), Craven (cowardly) Scale, Victim, Shelf

This poem is linked to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Wordle 50 and BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond

22 thoughts on “Night Train – ABAB Rhyme Scheme with Wordle – March 8, 2015

  1. Yes, this DID speed along like a train – a great rhythm – and so strong too.
    Perfect for Women’s Day too ( or close to it — ) — leaving our Victim-Selves behind!!!



      • Have been fighting that theme for quite a while, sadly. Funny how a person can be so strong in one area … and such a total DUNCE in others! But hey. Such is life, right?

        And I still say that’s a GREAT photo!


        • Don’t I know it … sigh … now in another age I’d have said there was a lesson to be learnt, this one is probably that in the end patience is NOT the virtue of the strong if you can’t e detached from the rocks falling on you, move. But I’m still here and still trying to be patient.

          It is a cool photo I agree .. I hope to get some more interesting train station photos on the week-end of the 21st-22nd when I go to visit my son … alone.

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