Distant Train Whistle

Standing in the yard

I heard a train whistle way

off in the distance…


tracks disappearing

as the train rolls on and on

farther down the line.


Thoughts of you and the 

miles just keep stretching further

and further apart…


Not even one stop

at any point on those tracks

as the engine whines


and my lonely heart

moans the never ending trudge

while time passes by


as day after day

rolls by with no end in sight

until forgotten…


but not forgotten

faint whistle again reveals

my path back to you. 

Aomori Train Tracks

Train tracks north of Misawa. Misawa, Aomori Japan. January 2020. Photo by Greg Vessar.

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  1. Awesome!!!! I love the picture of the train tracks.

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  2. Very provocative. Thanks Greg 👍

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  3. I wish I could consider my life like a poet! That blessing you you have! Thank you for sharing Greg.

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  4. Journeys always have a past and always brings some kind of hope. Hope of starting off in a new place with the aspirations of finding success, hopes of meeting loved ones, hopes of finding the answer to something very dear in life, hopes of seeing and experiencing new things and so much more. A whistle from the train acts not just like a awakening streak but something that also wakes up those hopes. I loved your poem Greg and you have got a wonderful talent.

    Best wishes from The Strong Traveller and have a great day.

    Do have a look at my blog whenever you find the time. There are some travel and lifestyle content which you may find interesting. Your thoughts will surely be very valuable. Stay connected. 😊


  5. Love this moody shot, Harls!

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