HISTORY OF OUR RAILWAYS
Train Station Landmark --- my significant worth
I’m blissful to fulfill my role in this Earth
witnessing triumphant transit endeavor
done along prudent and diligent fervor.
Our country’s national* railways’ history
highlights progress and development story
revealing the blessings of God Almighty
in meeting transportation’s necessity.
1892 was the first year’s venture
welcoming grand trains in their regal posture
as locomotives with functional pressure
serving for commuters’ pleasure and leisure.
It the 1960’s, riders enjoyed well
railroad route midst engines, not with steam, but diesel…
then the busy functional railway system
faced trials, battling against each hard problem.
By the Lord’s providence over rail transport
improvements were done for travelers’ comfort
since 2009, restorations did reign
with great refurbishing of maintenance gain.
Now with varied commendable services
each “Shuttle," "Express," "De Luxe," "Freight” promises
complete performance at the very best
fetching and ferrying people with glad zest.
I’m still alive with my grand testimony
beholding meaningful and precious journey*
peacefully waiting sovereign-scheduled end
with final destination Christ does intend.
*Philippine National Railways
**Mark 13:34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Rhyme in personification form
November 6, 2021
2nd place, "Railroads, A Historical Glance Back" Poetry Writing Contest
Sponsored by BJ Legros Kelley; judged on 11/15/2021.
Copyright © Beata Agustin | Year Posted 2021
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