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the stream of life was flowing
Flowing one way
the winds were blowing
blowing east blowing east
i got on a train going uptown
i got on a train going one-way
put a crisp dollar in a machine
your candy came tumbling down
bent down to pick you up
bent down and came up
saw you standing
like the sun rising
over the hilly mountains
your light so beautiful
changing the hill tops
beautiful yellows, orange, reds, and pinks
saw you standing there
across the platform
an unexpected gift
my tired eyes were awaken
my plans were mistaken
my train pulled up
going north
yours was going south
a big wind blew by
going east going east
as the train roared by
she looked up
saw me still standing on the platform
her smile was inviting
warmed my heart warmed my soul
she waved me over
an unexpected gift
my plans were mistaken
sat together and looked at the autumn leaves
everything blurry as the train roared south
felt dizzy and intoxicated as we went south
train conductor yelled "les billets s'il vous plaît" (tickets please)
south of France south of France
the only place for people like you and me
i was startled awake
felt your gentle hand on mine
your smiling face
and your eye brows dancing
as you said "this is our stop my dear"
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Ade Richardson

I'm a film director living out of Brooklyn NY. I started writing poetry sporadically 10 years ago, but have recently been writing regularly. I'm a prolific writer and write quite often but it's only until recently that I've been sharing my poems with others. more…

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