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Little toy trains
little toy tracks
are what remains
of childhood acts
The toys from then
pulled out again
bring thoughts forgot

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2023

Published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

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I know, late for Christmas, but I forgot this was a Christmas song when the “Little toy trains, little toy tracks” line got stuck in my head. It brought back memories, so that is where it took me for the poem. The song “Old Toy Trains” was by Roger Miller, but once I looked it up I better remember the Glen Campbell cover version my parents played when I was young. (I even remember this album cover. 😁)