Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Poem: Standing on the Train Platfom at 9AM


Standing on the Train Platform at 9 AM


You stand on the platform, waiting, watching
as trains come, stop, go.
People, familiar strangers, embark
on their own journeys, and you wonder

if their path is a strange as yours.
You wonder
what chain of events take them
on their journey

and if they are sure of their destination,
or like you,
are waiting for a train
to places unknown.

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The picture was taken at the train station in Munich, Germany. You can click on it for a larger version.

Tom

3 comments:

gingerhillery@mac.com said...

I wrote a poem very similar, but while riding an Amtrak from NYC to Boston. Trains and stations and platforms are such great metaphors! And such great places for people watching.

Derrick said...

Hi Tom,

Thrilling and a little scary not to know one's destination but life's journey is just like that. We simply take comfort in knowing some of the intermediate stops!

willow said...

My daughter is constantly on trains on the east coast. I wish the midwest had more public transportation.