Stood Still

I stand on this platform
As the 7:30 train approaches
My thoughts suddenly drifting
To another day, another moment

It was like yesterday
But truly so long ago
When I first saw you in that very spot
Waiting for the train
Reading that paper
Remaining elusive, but cognizant
Of the surroundings
You looked, noticed me
And how I was captured
By the innocence of an angel
I approached, stammering, nervous
Yet, you smiled and welcomed me
We spoke, we missed our train
We entered into a future
As tomorrows approached

Now, part of the past
I just left you but moments ago
Left the warmth of our home
Yet my mind, my dreams
Still remain there
I cannot wait to speak to you again
To smell you
To see your face as I walk through
The door this evening
But, at this moment
I just missed the 7:30 train
As it passed and left me
Standing alone on this platform

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  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    This brought a smile my friend..I just love those moments that can last foever inmy mind..the moments of love..the smell..the pleasure..I think I am missing my first class thinking about my moment..LOL..have a great day Michael..good write.

  • Get to class and thanks so much Chris, it’s responses like this that keep us going as writers. Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • kimangeline
    kimangelinealmost 5 years ago

    oh this gave me chills….what a tender, romantic sweet write. My heart is smiling at this Michael xo

  • I am honored to think I wrote something that made someone’s heart smile. Thank you so much for saying that. Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesalmost 5 years ago

    What a precious love song. Truly beautiful verse Micheal. One to leave a smile on my face reminding me there are good men who truly LOVE deeply in this world. Wonderful xxx

  • Good men? where? ha ha Thanks so much Christie, that really means a lot. Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • Andrew  Bailey
    Andrew Baileyalmost 5 years ago

    Great words, Michael. Love is a wonderful thing, to be sure

  • Yes it is my friend. Thank you so much!

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonalmost 5 years ago

    Divine read Michael. Tenderhearted. xx

  • Jane, thank you so much for your lovely thoughts of this. Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 5 years ago

    Glorious, beautiful read. What lovely memories to leave you mesmerized and standing alone as the train passes you by.

  • Thank you for your kind words and thoughts on this. Have a wonderful day. Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • Hathor
    Hathoralmost 5 years ago

    wow…sweet sweet memories…how they get right to the heart every time…lovely words, lovely thoughts, lovely, you. xo
    I’ve said this many a time, Michael, she is a very lucky lady. xo :)

  • Kristin, I really appreciate words like this from someone who writes as you do, this really means so much, thank you! Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroalmost 5 years ago

    Loved the way you looped time from past to present to miss the train. Nice read Michael.

  • Thank you, of course this isn’t my life LOL

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • reindeer
    reindeeralmost 5 years ago

    oh, the absentmindedness caused by romantic thoughts….who among us hasn’t burnt cookies because of it, lol, or missed a train. Wonderful!

  • Burnt cookies, that made me smile thinking about it. Thank you and so glad you liked this. Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    Oh… this gave me tears and pleasant chills all over… How very beautiful!

  • So glad you think so, thank you so much! Michael

    – Michael Degenhardt

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