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The Train Journey

This journey
forever winding through hills
sometimes crossing mountains
the mighty engine gracefully pulling
coaches of man, children and woman

This train
loves this journey
unknown to the dreaming passengers
and particularly wide eyed children
looking out to the deep valleys

This morning,
as the sun rises faraway
above a mountain covered in mist
like a streetlight on a day of rain and fog
I awoke to the soft sunbeam
and the song of morning birds

This moment,
i try hard to describe
to picture this instance in time
of a beautiful image in a distance
momentarily forgetting the fogged window
i see lights among the trees
of fireflies and rubber tappers
in silent unison with nature

This train,
brought memories of days
both happy and cold from a decade
of old people and young happy people
they’re on the same journey
on a rusty old path just like me
maybe happy maybe sad

This life,
of joyful people
of tears and raindrops on the window
a morning shower in the gray jungle
i wish everyone is awake
sharing this stunning moment
of rain, sun and a bottomless valley

This journey,
will end in a day almost
but my eyes and my mind still lost
among the dissolving green leaves
vaguely i remember my mission
my future as the journey ends
will start in a land of new
but this is a perfect sending
a perfect journey
of an overnight train...

-Gp 2005- 3/5/05

* My dream of a train journey in a deep jungle. Maybe in South America, where the trains still travel through jungles and mountains.

* As the journey that took me to the city half a decade ago, hopefully this new journey will open new doors for me, maybe in a new city, maybe in a new country.

* Train Journeys

* And this is one train journey I want to take before I die; The Trans Siberian rail journey. More sites and pics here and here and a Wikipedia entry here.


Spyder_Z said…
so u must be TRAIN geeks :)
Ghost Particle said…

Yes i love trains, but somehow i havent been in many of them...heck ive only rode the KTM and the Commuter. And also the LRT and Putra which are NOT romantic/ inspirational/ sad/ happy at all...

Someday i hope to go on the orient express.

But my ultimate would be the Trans-Siberian journey.


Maran said…
I'm waiting for the Trans-Asia railway track to finish. Connects Singapore to Kunnming China. Wonder how much the ticket will cost.
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Ghost Particle said…
Well...the bad part of it is that we have to change trains in Thailand because the Malaysian track is less wider than the rest of the rail track. But the project is going on. Ive seen many train documentaries, and the track between China and Mongolia has this problem too. But they have a weirder solution for that. The change the train wheels to cross into Mongolia.

I bet it would cost like USD 100 per ride or maybe up to USD200 including food.

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