That Train – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: pixabay.com

“Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown.” E. M. Forster

That Train

The train of creative questions pulled into the station,
disbursing openness and opportunity like spilt milk,
offering succour for those ready to drink its ideas
and embrace a future soon to be remembered.

disbursing oppenness and opportunity like spilt milk,
parting the mists of close indifference and fear,
and embrace a future soon to be remembered,
untelling the stories that limit and hold us prisoner.

Parting the mist of close indifference and fear,
to face the near reality our naked selves,
untelling the stories that limit and hold us prisoner,
knowing that love is unconditionally ours.

To face the near reality of our naked selves,
offering succour for those ready to drink its ideas,
knowing that love is unconditionally ours,
the train of creative questions pulled into the station.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

23 Comments

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23 responses to “That Train – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Paul, the pantoum is not my favorite form of poetry, but it works very well in this lovely poem. I like the phrase, “train of creativity.” An apt metaphor and a wonderful photo! ❤ Have a great week!

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  2. You do these so well, Paul! The rhythm has the feel of a train on the tracks taking us to worlds yet unknown.

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  3. I shall hop a freight on a nonstop run to Creativity Town!

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  4. Train of creativity so cool!

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  5. Amy

    Expressed so beautifully, Paul.

    Like

  6. Love the metaphors so much! Thank you for sharing again, Paul!

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  7. I love this style of poetry. I particularly like the line, “untelling the stories that limit and hold us prisoner.” That is so true on so many different levels

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  8. What a beautiful framework of creativity…trains hold such an elegant and magestic presence in my mind.😊

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