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Run-Away Train

Under grey autumn skies
Rain and teardrops trace
Washing down upon my face
In this barren place
In full disgrace
I screamed heavenward
Some words absurd
Only to be once again unheard
Here we are again
Duking it out
In a final bout
With a God who carries
All the clout
Feel like a puppet on a string
No control of anything
No path to follow
No song to sing
The rain beats down
Skies turn dark and cold
Angry clouds over me unfold
A price is paid  
A soul bought  and sold.
Not worth the dirt
If truth be told
Years pile up 
since my birth
I wonder my worth 
upon this earth
Does no good
to cry in vain
And as time passes 
Again and again
I bite the bullet 
Warm up to the pain
So for now i will refrain 
And stand here naked in the rain
Just me and God
On this run-away train.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Hello Carl, hope you are doing well. Thank you for stopping by my latest poem. I kind of get this feeling, of a run-away-train. The pure feeling, of having God by your side... a blessing poem... LINDA

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 12:59:00 AM
    How can one be anything but somber in the face of something for which you believe there's a plan, but it's hard when you don't understand even the basics. I can assure you, however, that you are not the only one who would like the train to pull into the station once in a while. You wound this one up nicely.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 9:58:00 PM
    Sounds like you are in a bad place in this poem Carl. Sometimes it is good to stand all alone and cry out to life. then everything goes peaceful, and life becomes wonderful again. I loved this poem Carl....peter

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 8:10:00 PM
    I've been here...sometimes I think we have to get down to just us and our maker to get back on track...away from all the distractions....I enjoyed your poem

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Wonderful description of that feeling of helplessness. Also, the format made for an enjoyable read, too!

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 1:17:00 PM
    - A very touching poem Carl, but beautifully written in your poem! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)