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the train of affection

In this long distanced love affair
Cupids arrow claws the air
Do you know what brought us together
Do these feelings last forever
There is another who pulls at my heart-string
I will tell you before you leave
Things may not be what they seem
In all this love
In all this life
In all these dreams
Could I have any more enlightened your eyes
We stall our pride in walks beneath the moon
Did you know before my heart took wing
Before I asked if you were mine
How could you know before our time
Where do you place me as we move on
Could I stand upon your threshold by mistake
We took this chance on oft’ repeated heartache
We two the same
How still we remain
Of late in primal thoughts of us I steal our wishes
Pastel seeded embracing on the border of engaging life
I recall now where and when this all began
My picture one of loneliness
Yet somehow not alone
Of all these lives I claim that ours might not have been
This pride of mine has always been delusional
In one wrong day it might have been swept away
This fortress locked inside
Sand and stone will always crumble
In all my years I never touched on soft or right
I could have been here well before
Beside this vice of independence
I should follow cheap surrender
Wash the light across my skin
Allow my heart to hear those chosen words
Set fate upon the wind
Climb aboard my weary son
Rest well
I will take you there
This cradle rock might glaze and ease those troublesome miles
By dawn your pining heart will sleep in smiles
Once or twice before I chose to abate my private nocturnal fantasies
On summers window in darkness that lone and distanced cry returns
Our journey was and always will be deep in heart
my answer rides the wind
Your gift to ease this load
The truth will soon begin
We share the longest road
_Starstruck venturer _
One track mind
_How did you find me _
_Will morning sell your dream _
Midnight drifter
Moonlight whisperer
Call me back
Remind me of who I am
Can you see my face
I feel you
Shall we give this journey a name
_Rolling clatter _
bustling whistler
Late night evening station kisser
_You were only but a train _
A piece of steel yet none the less
Without a name
You brought us both together
May our hearts remain forever
_I should call you in the night _
My old friend

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So large and powerful it had time and again brought us together.
Staring at the window late at night, could she wonder if I had been thinking of another woman.
I heard its soul in the distance late one night and it reminded me of how I relied upon my car too much and how I could change my ways.
Well? …it was her idea to use it in the first place, and what a good idea it turned out to be.


  • annieannie
    annieanniealmost 4 years ago

    i just read a lovely piece by iris and this now adds to my wonderful start to the day

  • I know I’m a bit late, but …..I hope your day gets even better by the minute,
    thanks for being around annie

    – bearwings

  • charanjitsingh chandhok
    charanjitsingh...almost 4 years ago

    We two the same
    How still we remain


    My picture one of loneliness
    Yet somehow not alone


    Moonlight whisperer
    Call me back
    Remind me of who I am
    I feel you
    Rolling clatter _
    _bustling whistler

    and when in night you stare at the window and she is awake , she would only feel you are thinking of her ….true Chemistry !

    Please let me add,

    Doa jism magar ekk jaan hain hum
    Ekk dil ke doa armaan hain hum !

    Means : Two bodies same life ; common heart desire twosum !

    Call this Affection , call this Romance yes call you may …this Love !
    Its called Affection Romance or Love only when it is genuine and when genuine this has to be a wholly parallel two way track….its soulful and souls never see end …The body , The organs …heart and mind decay and some times before complete annihilation , once in a while ( rare ) such twosum soul suffers , yet never declines from the parallel path , well there are two anyways…though soulful define them as twosum !

  • you are quite right, I heard the train whistle late one night and yes, “she” knows I wasn’t thinking of another woman, it just reminded me of all the things that come together to allow us to be. thank you sir.

    – bearwings

  • charanjitsingh chandhok
    charanjitsingh...almost 4 years ago

    My friend I am back after a long holiday , hope you are doing good !

  • I think we all had a good break, all is well, wish the same for you, bring on the year

    – bearwings

  • mohawk man
    mohawk manalmost 4 years ago

    such a beautiful; and masterfully written ode to longing and true love, and to the powers that be and the tools they use to bring souls together.

  • you got it, not a lot of trains through here (2 a day) and I’m away from the track a little but I hear the 11pm whistle, its the one I used to ride down here before the move, cheaper than a days drive in a car. It isnt a bad thing to hear at all.

    – bearwings

  • charanjitsingh chandhok
    charanjitsingh...almost 4 years ago

    I felt may be I missed something and came back again to read you , and yes looking back at past ….its sum of most I can recollect !

  • I would have thought no less, you take time to study and my guess is you would rarely be wrong. all the best for you.

    – bearwings

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    oh my and what a beautiful journey your ink has taken me on …so many carriages to board here…I thank you for the journey of bittersweet melancholy loved this :)

  • thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the ride, for me, it went hand in hand with your piece, I have fond memories of my train trip and where it led me

    – bearwings

  • annieannie
    annieanniealmost 4 years ago

    glad you were late in reply i have had the delight of reading what charanjitsingh has commented to you…xx

  • yes, thanks annie, mr charan is a physisist(and i cant even spell it). he looks deep and often reveals what I wasn’t even aware of myself at the time. I think his heart is in the right place, just like yours, thanks again annie.

    – bearwings

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraalmost 4 years ago

    Very impressive piece here Bear, your individual stye really shines through on this one. :) Solar

  • thats a very impressive comment to receive(grovellgrovellkissfoot:-)thank you

    – bearwings

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    wow, what an incredible write! so many awesome lines, I am going back to read again – this is fabulous poetry! xoxoxoxoxo

  • aww gee, I just hope I didn’t use all my years supply of words, we got a long way to go yet, and thank you, I hope the xmas new year went well for you, wishing you all the best

    – bearwings

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenlovealmost 4 years ago

    you are such a romantic Bear! I love this line (among many others) This pride of mine has always been delusional you mean maybe you’re not a Bear after all? it’s cool, cos I’m a leopard anyway…xxx

  • not a bear? for one moment I thought I wasn’t then someone opened a pot of honey and I became overwhelmed by the sweet smell of…. hang on, where are we again?
    leopard, thats right, thats cool, you get to keep your spots for life, like I said to ms tempest re ambiguous creature, we’re gonna get some strange looks around the pool table if we ever meet up, don’t lose those kinky boots, now ….back to reality, hmmm, where did I put it….

    – bearwings

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