Weldon Davis

Silver Star - 3,969 Points (8-16-80 / Fayetteville NC USA)

Midnight Train - Poem by Weldon Davis

There is a sadness in my eyes
I need not explain
A lonesome whistle blows in the background
A midnight train

Midnight train
Steaming along the tracks
Taking it's load to distant destinations
No reservations for that
Just a simple task

You look for the conductor
Yeah so loudly and proudly
You ask
What is the meaning of it all?
Where to haul it all?

An unsaid understanding
One passenger to another
Embracing such concepts
As child does a mother
Latching on
Depending on it's existence
To make it all sane
The sadness in my eyes
As I describe
The midnight train
(In my soul)

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry, reflection

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by T.S. Elliot

Comments about Midnight Train by Weldon Davis

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/15/2016 7:26:00 AM)

    Beautifully composed. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Weldon Davis (1/15/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    Thank you Anil..Glad you like it

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/15/2016 7:25:00 AM)

    But, the works of joy will heal your heart. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    Weldon Davis (1/15/2016 1:35:00 PM)

    Yes Edward I agree.. :) I wrote this poem almost two years ago and am just able to put them on this site..So although I was in bit of a funk I'm ok now..Thanks bro :)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016

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