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On life and its vagaries

Out of curiosity

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In life we come across many incidents. In one such I heard a condemned man talking to his random judges near a railway line, just after a train had passed. Don’t ask me what law condemned him, if I knew I would have changed that!


Out of curiosity


Just a second, friends

Let me sort it out in my mind

You ask what it was

Oh keep asking, it might make me remember

It’s coming back even now


As an aside let me ask you

Is there a meaning to this thing we call life?

Don’t bother

The answer doesn’t matter anyway

I was just curious, that was all…….


Oh sure, I know what it is

Did you take me for a dumb ass?

Yeah it’s a railway line

I have seen one before

And yes trains pass this way

And yes most of them do not stop here

Would they stop for me?

Not a fat chance

They have to get to someplace don’t they?

They are busy fellows, these trains!


I had an idea

That of stopping one here

It was one of things you know

I was just curious


At first I tried to stop it with a piece of rock

This thing is mighty

It would not be stopped by a mere rock

Then I placed a plank across the line

The result?

You know it already


Just before you came

I was trying to stop it with myself

You prevented a nice experiment

We could have made it stop!

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  1. I would never be able to guess that your English is “poor” looking at your blog. You have a way with words that impresses me.

    uninvoked

    January 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

  2. Thank you! I appreciate your words.
    I found your work allegorical, couldn’t really place it, and thought something was the matter with my grasp of the tongue. Of course I was having a terrible time reading “The Big Nowhere” (James Elroy) yesterday. It felt like another lingo altogether and I am no more confident of my grasp of the tongue now!
    Yet yours was a nice novella, I could see that. I Inked it.

    Sam

    January 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm


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