There and back by Libby Hathorn

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Train leaps forward

silver track

bullet fast

there and back.

 

I

love the sound

murmur to scream

gnawing and gnashing

on rails that gleam.

 

When stations loom

shudder and shake,

slithers to stop

great long snake.

 

Then train leaps forward

silver track

bullet fast

there-and-back

thereandback

thereandback

there-and-back.

 

Source:  Beetle Soup: Australian Stories and Poems for Children compiled by Robin Morrow (Scholastic Australia, 1996)

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