For Hypatia

Something I stumbled upon.  I think you like this sort of thing so I am passing it on… (Hopefully all my “text” editing will carry through the posting.)(nope, it just bumbled it all together…)

The Train of Life
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
and we believe they will always travel on our side.

However, at some station
our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by,
other people will board the train;
and they will be significant
i.e. our siblings, friends, children,
and even the love of your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.
Others will go so unnoticed
that we don’t realize
they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,
sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship
with all passengers
requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:
We do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
It is important to do this
because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seats empty
we should leave behind beautiful memories
for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
Lastly, I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.

(By the way, I am not planning to get off the train anytime soon
but if I do, just remember I am glad you were part of my journey.)

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Author: G.D.

I'm from Pensyltucky. Can trace my ancestry directly to whom the present day national anthem of Poland is written about.

5 thoughts on “For Hypatia”

  1. I like it.

    It is more elegant but it reminds me of an unusual not-silly Ogden Nash poem .(from memory so possibly not quite accurate)

    When I look back on bygone days

    I think how evening follows morn.

    So many I loved were not yet dead,

    So many I love were not yet born.

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  2. Thank, you, Gerry!  Wow, what a delight to wake up and see my ‘nym at the top of the home page in our Mischief! I thought I was still dreaming….

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  3. I have been thinking recently along these lines. I almost had my last stop about a month ago with sepsis and 5 days in the hospital. I am not ready to quit circling the sun yet either. I hope more people will have good memories of me than bad. It’s a short trip you need to make it a good one.

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  4. PhCheese:
    I have been thinking recently along these lines. I almost had my last stop about a month ago with sepsis and 5 days in the hospital. I am not ready to quit circling the sun yet either. I hope more people will have good memories of me than bad. It’s a short trip you need to make it a good one.

    PHCheese, I am glad you didn’t get derailed a while back.

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