Poem “The train departing…” by Chris – read by Martin Burch at the Committal

Poem by Chris Burch 2/3/1991

The train departing…

The train’s beginning to slow now:
More crossovers, points and sidings.
“We’re approaching journey’s end –
Please make sure you leave nothing behind.”
I gather my luggage and stand up,
A mixture of hope and nerves now –
The station lights draw nearer –
At last we glide –
Slowly –
To a halt. Home – at last!

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