A lone car had to stop at the rail crossing
as the heavy gates closed
bells rang and lights flashed on and off
she sat waiting to get home
in the distance down the single track
it passed a rail side shack!
Anxiously thinking why such a long wait
then Annie felt the vibrations
her daughter Ella cried in her car seat
as a dark shape approached
speeding by them like an old express train
from screaming could not refrain!
Ella was silent they were both mesmerised
the barriers stayed down
then the scheduled train trundled through
what had they just seen
barriers now rose how glad to move on
in her mind the image strong!
Annie was certain they had seen a ghost train
determined to find out more and come again!
The Foureyed Poet.