Trains and Quatrains

Four stinkin’ lines
In this stanza of rhyme
That’s all he asks
You would think it smooth as glass

But this train I’m ridin’
Seems it’s ties are slidin’
The rails are bent
While my mind is far spent

This quatrain is lackin’
All I hear is the clackin’
As I wonder what they do
Who get to ride the caboose


It is a lazy day, and such am I. dverse is asking for a quatrain, A four line poem, with various rhyme schemes. This one is AABB.  Just a ditty about a lazy train ride.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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8 Responses to Trains and Quatrains

  1. I have taken a 31-hour train ride. I know the clacking well. I like this.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice comparison of trains with quatrains. I especially like the second stanza with the mind spent.


  3. Bryan Ens says:

    If those tires are slidin’, I’m not store of I’d think it a lazy train ride. Lol. Love the humor you brought into this!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. robtkistner says:

    This is wonderfully funny Mary. I have definitely been there before. For some reason, despite my less than enthusiastic disposition regarding rhyme — I had three quatrains follow me home, so I put ‘em in the roundhouse, ans sent them down the tracks. Well written here Mary, I enjoyed this… 🙂


  5. krc says:

    nicely written
    enjoyed reading this


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  6. Grace says:

    I am smiling as I read your poem. I spend a lot on the trains and sometimes my mind just wander out and away.


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