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 once upon a time

steel, cold steel girders halting
the train at the end of the line.
Stirring awake, bleary eyed, watching
people stream past on the platform.
Knowing in your soul unlike you they
have a destination in mind. You stir,
stand upright, looking down, shuffling off
the train knowing you have reach the end of the line.
Where to from here, does it matter, no.
just step off into another dreary station
wander past the ticket collector, drop your
stub in waste bin seems somehow appropriate.
After all, that’s were your life is today. 
Thinking wait a minute stand up straight hold
your head up high look the world right in the eye.
Say, I’m here, I’m real.
no one can stop me from achieving whatever
I want to be, only me. Now with that in
mind I can stride out into town, embrace
all the sounds, join in the crowds hurrying around.
I have a destination, up to me  where it may be.
But change in attitude makes it easier to cope with
once more having reached the end of the line.
after all, it’s  only a train I took on the way to work.

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