The Train of Life

by Tom Damron
(Plano, Texas)

Thanks to Tom for submitting this one... read it, retirees, it's perfect for us! Look Forward, Move Foward in Life... you can't change the past! Wendy

Author Unknown

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 bent,
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 alright 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.

Comments for The Train of Life

Click here to add your own comments

by: Irwin

Excellent advice. Thanks Tom.

The Train of Life
by: Pat

Great poem inspiring.

Train Driver
by: Anonymous

But alas, If your passionate about 'driving the train' or writing good poems you probably need to be re-skilled. Lifelong learning is very important to create a list of new pathways where you can feel proud to being in charge of a locomotive instead of being a train passenger looking at life through the window that is passing them by.

Your poem writing has great potential if you take it to the next level. This could be a start to help thousands of people to get the right mindset and live their own retirement life in a meaningful way. Thanks for writing a thought provoking poem.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Tom Damron.