More Than Just Tracks of Steel


Tracks of steel

Can’t see or feel

But the owners of

The hands that laid them could


But, could they see

Over a century, we

Still see, and feel,

The tracks of steel

Laid cross the ties of wood


And could they feel

Their efforts yield

A means for us

To ride the steel

Across time

And well beyond just fields


With minds and bones intact

Had they sense of their impact

Or is hindsight the only way to see

The impact that it would have on we

Who can turn our backs

On the future to see

The tracks the past had laid


For hindsight sees

What foresight cannot

With the future in its way

And time will not cease

And tomorrow, today is not

No matter how many tracks we lay