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VxPoem ID: 3849

Category:
personal_life

Posted: May 1st. 2004 5:30:56 AM

Views: 1281

The Train of Pain is Coming

by Taliesin

Age Group: Adult



In the light of day

the cold shadow is

Pulled across the night

and the chill races up my neck when I hear it,

that haunting whistle like lonely wolves

in forest dark, lost and mournful;

The train of pain is coming.

Steaming, spewing,

turning, churning,

wheels whirling,

racing, grinding,

Steel upon steel;

my stomach floats

while my heart sinks

as the ground beneath my feet

begins to shake.

The train of pain is coming.

Closer, closer it gets

screeching steel upon glowing rails;

thump, thump, thump

as it jumps butted ingots

polished and shined with

friction smelted mirror glow

the rail still warm

from it having arrived for all the others;

The train of pain is coming.

What will happen when it pulls in?

Will you board it when it stops,

and let it take you beyond my reach, beyond my sight, but for the green fairy's poison?

Would you step across the threshold of lovers doom

into a life, frigid and mechanical, against your heart

and remove from me your love ,

Your touch,

Your smile,

Your warmth,

Your light?

The train of pain is coming,

Let it go by and stay here with me,

safe in my arms.




Author's Location: Northgate, Washington
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