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A Derailed Train

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A Derailed Train



Have you ever noticed lately How the speed of life has picked up No one has time to listen anymore It's tough just trying to keep up Most don't want their train derailed Afraid of losing their thought So they barrel ahead totally oblivious To what's going on in the plot Different thoughts, different tracks Amazing how this can happen Query them on the things you just said Your story always comes in second Disconcerting is this hyper approach In place of polite interaction Give me back the good old days We spoke, then waited for a reaction No texting on cell phones, no Internet Just plain old repartee Intelligent conversations face to face Content as a person could be © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:24:00 PM
    You are definately on the right track with this one Jack. I'm glad I stopped by to read this gem.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/7/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "on the right track" :) Thank you my friend!
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:16:00 AM
    I enjoyed following your train of thoughts on modern life. Take time to "Stop to smell the roses". Well done Sir.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/6/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my friend! Your comment are very welcome! Cheers!
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Ah HA! You have met Dragon! Except, no one is ever peaceful and content, with migraines, after talking to him... Talking is his name, and oblivious is his game. If he'd only stop to really listen... Sigh... Not going to happen! Not in this life time! Maybe in the next. No, more like the one after that! NAW!... I think you get the picture!... Now, why are you looking at me like that? Silly Dragon! I think I've confused him again... Gotta run! He's about to figure out... it's not a compliment...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/6/2013 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh that Dragon of yours... imagine when you publish your books and he becomes famous! You won't be able to live him! xoxox
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 8:55:00 AM
    Love the imagery...An apt depiction of what modern technology is doing to our communication(isn't it ironic how cellphones etc are supposed to make communication easier yet its becoming more difficult to talk to someone right next to you!)...your piece has inspired me to spend less time on my phone:)- Y.L Ndlovu

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 9/6/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Today, ya gotta just go with the flow or get lost in the shuffle! Your comment about, "difficult to talk to someone right next to you!" tells it like it is! Thank you dear Yvette! Hugs, Jack xox