Friday, February 28, 2014

Life's Train


Life is like a train journey
Between every destination that we behold
Some of us travel on that train
Waiting for the destination to arrive
Others looking backward and feeling nostalgic
And some just want the journey to continue
With no longing for destination to arrive

People come aboard and sit for a while
Others ride short distances
Each travel with a different purpose to a different destination
And each has a different story to tell
We make friends, fall in love in that short journey
 And share our journey for sometime along
But then we all have to leave to board another train

In our lives, we all have missed certain destined train
 Boarded a random train that changed our destination
Left a journey at a random midpoint station
And that has shaped our life the way it is
Such is the life's train but only going forward
Once you board a train leading to a destination
There is no turning back 
Only a glimpse of the boarding station and then gone forever...

21 comments:

  1. You have presented us with numerous very apt similes, Ankita! You are right, even if we board the same train, in the end "each has a different story to tell."

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    1. Thank you Gabriella for reading and your kind words..It is always a pleasure to hear from you...smiles

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  2. Very beautifully written..it truly reflects the kind of lifestyle we lead..keep writing! :)

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    1. Thank you my lovely sis, your words are always so encouraging... :)

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  3. Life is such! One has choices and along the way many challenges come our way. Decision once taken has to be followed through. Experience helps show the way, though! Truly said Ankita!

    Hank

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    1. So true Hank...experience is all we have to guide our way through life's journey.

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  4. Interesting take on life's journey as train travel. I'm at the stage where I want it go on longer - much longer. Hee hee. I'll spread eagle at the door at the final station and refuse to disembark! (will that work?)

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    1. Smiles...Yes, of course it will work Sherry, I wish it goes as long as you want it to go...

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  5. Damn, all those cancelled trains, and the confusion of new train rides...Opened up a lot of thoughts this poem i must say!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and your kind words!

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  6. Life's journey is very similar...going forward...well penned and I enjoyed Sherry's comment too.. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment...:)

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  7. How nice your dad commented on your poem ... it's a lovely poem indeed ... good metaphor for life's journey :)

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  8. Yes no turning back of a train. Lovely how you wove the combination of life journey and trains into this.

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  9. Like this idea of train/time/life paths and the continuum that we all slip in and out of ... well done!

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  10. Thank you Ankita for sharing this beautifully worded creation of yours ... we all are on a some sort of journey ... some of the experiences are good and some are not!!

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  11. I was sent this wonderful poem and wondered the author as it was listed as unknown Are you the author?

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    1. Yes, I am! Thank you so much for the appreciation. :)

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  12. On a train journey,one can get some of the best experiences of life. Your perspective is beautifully written in the form of this poem. Life is like a never ending train journey..people change,stations change,but it journey continues. Like Robert Frost said.Life goes on...

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