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The Train of Life--- "Motivating Poem"....z

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Arunarc, May 8, 2008.

  1. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello friends this is a forward I had got and it is a great one which I wish to share it with all of you

    "The Train of Life"


    Recently a friend shared with me frustrations she felt about some life challenges. As she aptly described how she coped with the struggles in her life's journey, it reminded me of the following poem.

    Some folks ride the train of life
    Looking out the rear,
    Watching miles of life roll by,
    And marking every year.

    They sit in sad remembrance,
    Of wasted days gone by,
    And curse their life for what it was,
    And hang their head and cry.

    But I don't concern myself with that,
    I took a different vent,
    I look forward to what life holds,
    And not what has been spent.

    So strap me to the engine,
    As securely as I can be,
    I want to be out on the front,
    To see what I can see.

    I want to feel the winds of change,
    Blowing in my face,
    I want to see what life unfolds,
    As I move from place to place.

    I want to see what's coming up,
    Not looking at the past,
    Life's too short for yesterdays,
    It moves along too fast.

    So if the ride gets bumpy,
    While you are looking back,
    Go up front, and you may find,
    Your life has jumped the track.

    It's all right to remember,
    That's part of history,
    But up front's where it's happening,
    There's so much mystery.

    The enjoyment of living,
    Is not where we have been,
    It's looking ever forward,
    To another year and ten.

    It's searching all the byways,
    Never should you refrain,
    For if you want to live your life,
    You gotta drive the train.
     
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  2. Paulina

    Paulina Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Aruna Habibi,

    Such a racy poem and so motivating too as you said.

    Loved every line , could feel the wind in my face and hear the chug- chugging of the train as it sped along.

    Delight to read and had many points to ponder about too ...thanks for sharing.

    warm regards
    PAULINA:wave
     
  3. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Thank You for sharing.. Aruna dear .
     
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    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Aruna,
    Enjoyed each and every line of it....really motivating...gives positive attitude to life...

    sriniketan
     
  5. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Paulina, Anandchitra and Sriniketan
    Thanks for your feedback and liking the poem.
    Really very sorry for replying so late.
     
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    people come and people go but your life of train will move on and on,so learn to accept and let go so you never ever travel in despair..nice poem..sunkan
     
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    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Well said Sunkan people come and go but we should not stop travelling.
    That is what life is go on going whatever comes on the way facing it couragously.

     
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    Dear Nefertiti,

    Tu khem che? It is so good to see you Dikri..

    I agree with the poem's message. It is the same as in a prominent liquor ad here : Keep Walking.

    Sums up a healthy attitude towards life

    Regards,

    L
     
  9. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello aruna

    loved the train
    and train of thoughts
    that went training
    through dear life...
    training to see the positive
    sides of train of life..
    liked these lines best...

    I want to see what's coming up,
    Not looking at the past,
    Life's too short for yesterdays,
    It moves along too fast.


    sathya
     
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    srirangani New IL'ite

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    Very nice poem. This was very insightful and very motivating. This is one thing we all should realize. No matter what happens, we should get on with life. Thank you! :)
     

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