Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Train of Life

I came across this today - and being my birthday, thought it seemed apropos. Though I take it with a grain of salt - for while I do want to look forward with hope and anticipation and not dwell on past regrets, I am also trying to enjoy the ride and take in the view of the present - our greatest gift!  ; )

The Train of Life

Some folks ride the train of life

Looking out the rear,
Watching miles of life roll by
And marking every year.

They sit in sad remembrance
Of wasted days gone by,
And curse their life for what it was,
And hang their head and cry.

But I don't concern myself with that,
I took a different vent. 
I look forward to what life holds,
And not what has been spent.

So strap me to the engine
As securely as I can be,
I want to be out on the front,
To see what I can see.

I want to feel the winds of change
Blowing in my face,
I want to see what life unfolds
As I move from place to place.
I want to see what's coming up,

Not looking at the past. 
Life's too short for yesterdays,
It moves along too fast.

So if the ride gets bumpy 
While you are looking back,
Go up front, and you may find,
Your life has jumped the track.

It's alright to remember - 
That's part of our history. 
But up front's where it's happening,
There's so much mystery.

The enjoyment of living -
Is not where we have been. 
It's looking ever forward,
To another year and ten.

It's searching all the byways,
Never should you refrain,
For if you want to live your life,
You gotta drive the train.

~ Author Unknown

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