Saturday, October 30, 2021

OctPoWriMo Day 31: Goodbye train

As you read this, chances are I will be on the train home from Paris, after celebrating a dear friend's birthday there. I have not lived in the Paris area now for four years and it's always so hard to say goodbye to the place and to the wonderful friends I made and still have there.

And yet as the train clacks away there is usually a sense of peace, as I know I will soon be back.

'Goodbye train' is also (fun fact) the name of a song by The Apartments, recorded in 1993, which my husband put onto a mixtape (well, mix CD) for me when we were in the throes of our international long-distance relationship in the mid-2000s. Have a listen:

Word prompts






Remember, our prompts are only suggestions; you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants' work, share the hashtag #OctPoWriMo on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you. 



  2. Bianca and Michelle, thank you so much for the prompts. Though there were very few participants, your prompts kept me going.
    I will be catching up with my reading soon.

  3. Tonight's poem.
    It does speak of goodbye, in a way...

    Thank you for organising OctPoWriMo. It was really helpful for me this year even more so than others. I Will try to catch up on reading next week/month too.

  4. My thanks also for the challenge.
    Here's my final poem:


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