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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

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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. 😁)

Scoffing The Wise

Scheming demons
in kingly guise
foisting treasons
on the unwise
Moving the light
closer to night
and flaying day

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2023

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

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Silly Thoughtless

I find it's way
too hard to make
what would be a
brilliant mistake
We all can see
stupid's easy
from what's a glut

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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