Train travel is a recent concept for me

Travelling by bus to catch a train!

They took our trains away long ago

Before I was even born

The beginning of reducing the conditions

That improve standards of living

Divided by religion and now by modes of transport

The west is dark and wild, forgotten it seems

Networks removed and grown over

Remembered in pensioners conversations

As the hospitals are removed, school closures follow

Until we are left in a blank spot on the map

Infrastructure following sectarian lines

Splitting the country in two

with geography and ideology 


This was all that came to me following the prompt that mentioned trains. So I didn’t even try the prompt forms mentioned today.