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.