Secret Places

It’s hidden by the railway line
unkempt for many years
and if the Signalman could see it now
he’s be reduced to tears
Once known as Railway Gardens
when the signal box was there
Nestled just behind the sign
that warned us “Trains – beware”

But like the age of steam before us
progress has its downside too
as the garden is untended
and hidden now from view
So it’s become a secret place
to which no-one will go
hidden by the railway line
where weeds and brambles grow

©Jemverse

See also ‘Railway Gardens‘ (published on Jemverse – 26/12/14)

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sabra Bowers
    Nov 19, 2016 @ 14:01:13

    Brings to mind being a child and having a special place to go. Lovely poem.

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    • Jem Croucher
      Nov 19, 2016 @ 20:15:15

      Thanks again. Much appreciated. Thing is – I remember the gardens in their prime when I was a lad. The signalman used to give us ice lollies in the summer and let us sit and eat them on a bench in the garden.

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  2. BarbsCripps1sr
    Nov 20, 2016 @ 21:38:51

    I like it!

    Liked by 2 people

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