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Board the train
Through the window
The world passes by


Hearing clickety clack
Saying no, no, no
Don’t, don’t, don’t


Outside,
People laughing, smiling
Why not me?


The miles go by
Further down
I cry


Ask for directions
Am told, they will come
Yet, no where, to be found


Miles have passed
Time has gone
Be aghast


See the light
Relief is here
The end is near


Note the name
Womanhood Express
Be not ashamed


Rejoice
For the station
Is here


Disembark
Towards the light
The end is here


Born again
Smile
Home at last


No more fight
Found Peace
In the Light

Huggs, :wub:

Joann

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Guest Brenda Hailey

Wonderful uplifting poem.

I have been working on my first poem but it is taking me forever to finish, its harder than I imagined ,but I like what I have so far.

Your last two verses are the stuff my dreams are made of. :wub:

Thank you for posting

Brenda Hailey.

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Guest Jennifer T

May that peace be with you from this moment and into all time.

Beautiful poem.

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Thank you, my friend.^

:blush::D:blush:

Huggs, :wub:

Joann

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Guest miss kindheart

And the light was good ^_^

Just like your poem :thumbsup:

:ThanxSmiley:

:wub: vanna

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