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Have You Ever….




While sitting on the train to nowhere

On a journey taken daily,

I happened to spy a road straight, long, and mystifying.

I sat and mused,

Have you ever wondered where roads go?


Do they continue in a straight line until they hit some obstacle?

Does that road take you somewhere magical?

Where the grass is green and the air softly sweetened by the scent flowers.

Does that road just end at the edge of the Earth,

Where all things fall into nothingness?


What about the people living on that road.

Do they truly know where it ends?

Do they live common, drab lives that continue in sameness?

On the other hand, are they too magical and live beautiful lives without care.

Are the sounds of their laughter brighter then mine?


Have you ever wondered who you are and where you are going?

The sameness of the days make you scream within your head.

However, no one knows about those screams.

You are tired of the sameness, you want to run and never stop.

Have you ever wanted to follow that road?


I want to feel the sunshine on my face and the soft breezes blowing.

I want to run as I’ve never run before nor will I again.

I want to know where that road goes; I have to know where it ends.

I wish to experience the magic I know goes beyond my existence.


I looked away and the road disappeared

As I rode that train to nowhere.

My soul once again captive of the mundane

The clacking of the rails equal the beating on my heart

As I soon forget that magical road I will never follow for the moment is gone…




© 2004 Jacqueline Britton.  All Rights Reserved.



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Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Enjoyed this much. Thank you.
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
Wonderful lines...This is splendid poetry, Claywoman!

"Have you ever wondered who you are and where you are going?
The sameness of the days make you scream within your head.
However, no one knows about those screams.
You are tired of the sameness, you want to run and never stop.
Have you ever wanted to follow that road?" <.. Yes, yes, and yes haha

Beautifully written!

Love, Sheila

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Excellent write....I can relate this n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen
Yes! I HAVE wondered! Sometimes, I just enjoy getting in my car and driving somewhere I've never been before.

Super poem, Clay!

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Hi Clay,
How are you? Great to see you post in a poem again, must say I've missed your deep thinking and insightfulness.
Ah the train, yes, Sometimes I wish I could just get on the right track, let alone the train :)
Great write, much enjoyed.
Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott
Well written...and yes, I do wonder about those roads...hope all is well with you, take care. ~Z~
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderfully written poem, Claywoman! Always nice to see you here; hope you are well!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
Thanks for this lovely and innovative poem.
Yes...I wondered often where roads go...and many a time...
I took them just to see.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Hi claywoman..Nicely put here...Yes I have
wondered on all counts...I guess we take
the path we choose and pray it is the right
one...there are many meanings hidden in this
wonderful was a joy to read...
be well...floria
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Claywoman, it is so nice to see you finally posting. Hope all is well, and this is one heck of a poem!! 'A train to nowhere' is a captivating concept. Well done!
Reviewed by jude forese
magical roads should not be followed but created ...

and interesting introspective journey ... nicely arranged ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
I liked this, I have wondered, this was excellent!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Nice journey.
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