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Last Train to Heaven

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Last Train to Heaven

The train pulled out of the
Clouds singing
Harmonies

I asked the conductor for
Some change

He said    "son    don't you know?
Nobody's payin'"

I said   "sure        but the stoplight is

Ahead"

Thunder and lightnin'
Lit the outline       of faces I had

Known

Not      one 
Knew the tune

Playin' in my head

I'm sure I saw the face

 of
Mother Theresa

A smile       I thought

Just around the
Bend

About then     the ride came

To a tumblin'

End


Next thing I knew    choirs were
Singin'

And butterflies       up in

My head

The fields                    they went on

Forever

And sunshine       from who
Knows where


My soul       what was left                   just

Started                              dancin'


And prayers        once          just words

Were                         
                                                                     ......... shooting stars


"You see"
I said                    "no one is listenin"

That's when I knew

The time had come 

      For 
            Me
                   To

                                                                        
                                                                                         Fly


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  1. Date: 8/4/2014 10:20:00 PM
    Jimbo! Love the spacing of words and its strong effect! This topic of heaven always captivates me especially in the form of a poem...I will be back to read more...God's blessings to you!

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 9:10:00 AM
    This is an inspiring write, James. We all have to catch our final train; hopefully the last stage will be the one that we merit. Take care. // paul

  1. Date: 7/24/2014 6:56:00 AM
    Ahhh!!!That train on a one way to heaven..You painted it so beautifully with your verse,makes me wanna be there.One day I will and I ll search for all the faces here,including yours Jimbo.Strange to think of it ,but heaven is the place I'll be meeting you and my friends here face to face.Through soul We met already so many times: ) : )

  1. Date: 7/20/2014 2:26:00 PM
    very cool poem, my friend. love how it got to the end!

  1. Date: 7/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
    This piece packed 2 punches... A for sure knockout James! Beyond brilliant!