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What's the Next Stop?

Updated on February 28, 2013
Train Tracks 02 from Brian Kushniruk Source: flickr.com
Train Tracks 02 from Brian Kushniruk Source: flickr.com

What's the Next Stop?

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


The train we ride is on well worn tracks,

each spike, each sleeper fashioned by hand,

and placed in the direction of an unknown destination,

by our own thoughts and actions.


Do we peer pensively out the window,

oblivious to the passing environments,

or do we see the world as a blur, a mesh of formless flotsam,

life undone and falling from consciousness.


Perhaps if the train slows, we may see a fragment of the world,

a frozen moment of reality, yet removed,

we the traveller, winging to parts unknown,

for reasons not apparent.


Can we ever recognise our direction,

know whether the path ahead is smooth and flat

or mountainous and filled with danger,

or are we oblivious, happy to just let the train decide.


Perhaps there is a station, an exit from this uncertainty,

where one can take stock and find one's feet,

become conscious of where we are,

and decide on a new destination.


We may forge worlds with our minds,

yet for the most part we are passengers,

weaving our way through life with not an inkling of awareness,

not a landmark in sight.


Stations are abundant, and each one offering the new,

the traveller seeking rest and shelter,

if for no more than to accept the journey passed,

and to be free to determine a new destination.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated FR. have a great day.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, we are pretty much clueless no doubt! Really enjoyed reading this one. Excellent poetry once again.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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