the long dark tunnel

seemed ghostly, merciless

the ceiling inside, dripping water so cold

one could hear the squeaking bats

even from a distance

foul odour of the rodents

conspiring in the darkness

added shamelessly to the deadliness 

just the thought of going inside

could give one shivers

In the middle of that tunnel

with a small dim light

sat someone

waiting eagerly for trains to pass

his eyes never left the sight of the clock 

every minute of each hour to be noted

his notepad forever ready with a pen

filling in the time of each passing train

accepting the intrusion, giving a green light

he who sure wasn’t scared of the ghostly

right in the middle of the deadly dark tunnel

The Signal Man

at work

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19 thoughts on “The Signal Man

      1. Yeah true missed that side… horror over powered compassion…thanks for revealing that core…I am not that much sensitive in your comparison it’s proved…

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      2. Thanks for compliment that I think I don’t deserve but loved the sentiment you have for me, but sure learn in a company of a genius writer lol…

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