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My Life Of Rhyme

I have been writing poetry now for many years, a few i have been brave enough to have published, but most are so personal, they are for me.....and me alone. Below is one of my published poems...it is about the huge railway bridge that spans the river Tamar between Devon and Cornwall in England. A bridge designed by the legendary Sir Issanbard Kingdom Brunel. I hope you enjoy.

THE BRIDGE
ALBERT BRIDGE FROM BRUNELS PEN
GETS A COAT OF PAINT AGAIN
TRAIN CRAWLS ACROSS THE SPAN
CARRYING THE FREIGHT INSTEAD OF LORRY OR VAN

CORNWALLS GATE A TRACK OF STEEL
SOLID AS A ROCK NO WOBBLY FEEL
SINCE EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE
THE BRIDGE HAS PROUDLY CARRIED THE LINE

IN NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE
PRIVATISATION CAME ALIVE
SO HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THE LINE SURVIVE

OR WILL THE RETERICK THAT BUSINESS WAX
END UP SWINGING LIKE BEACHING’S AXE
AND IF THE LINE AT PLYMOUTH STOPS
WILL THE BRIDGE DECAY UNTIL IT DROPS?
cornishcockney cornishcockney 51-55, M Jan 22, 2013

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