Poetry Junction

I am at the station
but there won't be a train coming.
Not yet.

I am looking into the distance
searching for any movement
in any direction
wishing for a train
wanting the journey
needing a destination.

I remember the blur of motion
the thrum of sound
the rush of wind
the satisfying halt.

Even before the train comes
you can imagine getting in
finding a seat
settling down
wondering where you've been
and where you're going to.

You can anticipate
the cosy carriage
where you exhale
and trust the engine
to take you somewhere.
 

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Sat 6th Mar 2021 00:29

Thank you Stephen for your comment, appreciated.

Thank you also Nigel for commenting, I'm sure we can share the same train of thought many times, especially through poetry.

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Nigel Astell

Fri 5th Mar 2021 20:21

Can I book a seat
on your train of thought.

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 5th Mar 2021 17:36

Very enjoyable poem.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Fri 5th Mar 2021 15:30

Thank you Kevin for your comment, and yes, that is right.
Waiting for the poetic train of thought.

Kevin T.S. Tan

Fri 5th Mar 2021 15:28

Perhaps you yourself are the vehicle to take you there 😃

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Fri 5th Mar 2021 15:20

Thank you for your comments A Girl and Keith. I am really glad that you each enjoyed the poem and took time to comment about it. 💕

Thank you also to everyone who clicked 'Like' for this poem 💐

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keith jeffries

Fri 5th Mar 2021 10:34

This is one of those poems in which the writer successfully takes the reader into the scenario described. I well remember the days of steam, carriages with corridors and compartments, large waiting rooms with open fires, whistles being blown and the great gusts of steam as trains arrived and departed. Train journeys have no comparison to other forms of travel. A poem well written.
Thank you for this

Keith

A Girl

Fri 5th Mar 2021 09:21

Nicely penned. I really enjoyed this.

AG

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