The Life Train – Trains Are Such Good Metaphors

My neighbor sent this to me. I thought the gesture was sweet, and so is the story poem. Author unknown at the moment.

Life Train

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,

and we believe they will always travel at our side

However, at some station

our parents will step down from the train,

leaving us on this journey alone.

As time went by,

other people boarded this train,

and they will be significant;

our siblings, friends, children,

and even the love of your life.

Many will step down

and leave a permanent vacuum.

Others will go so unnoticed

that we don’t realize

they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,

sorrow, fantasy, expectations,

hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship

with all passengers

requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:

We do not know at which station

we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,

love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do

this because when the time comes for us to step down

and leave our seat empty

we should leave behind beautiful memories

for those who will continue to travel on.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.

Reap success and give lots of love.

More importantly, thank God for the journey.


Lastly, I thank you

for being one of the passengers on my train.

May you breathe IN peace with every breath you are blessed to take.