I wish I was a train because
know where they’re going. They know their way and they know
their stops. They don’t stop at the wrong station and they
don’t stop at stations that don’t have room for them.
They always make sure that the station knows, that the station is
ready and that the station is waiting for them.
A train doesn’t wait for late passengers or passengers who
are not sure where they’re going. They only let passengers
in who are on board, who booked a ticket, who know they have to
be on that train to get to their destination.
A train doesn’t make excuses for confused or hesitant
passengers; a train doesn’t care about those who
can’t make up their minds.
A train just rolls into the darkness and doesn’t fear the
obstacles on the way. It keeps going in one direction and it
doesn’t turn back. It looks ahead and moves ahead and
rarely looks at what it left behind. A train doesn’t really
care about the pebbles on the tracks as long as it can keep
moving and a train doesn’t care whether it’s night or
day as long as it can see the road.
A train stops at all sorts of stations and learns to adjust along
the way. It may not be the fanciest or nicest station but
it’s part of the path and a train embraces all parts of the
path; the good, the bad and the ugly. A train doesn’t wait
for the perfect station, a train knows there is something to be
picked up from each station that will make the road easier and
A train doesn’t care about the weight of the cargo
it’s transporting; heavy or light, it will just carry it
and take it where it belongs; instead of worrying about the
cargo, the train enjoys the scenery it passes through, the
sunsets and sunrises it witnesses, the farms, the greenery and
the beautiful land it looks at and the rainbows that penetrate
the skies every now and then.
Because these moments make the ride worthwhile, they make it
easier, they make it more meaningful and they make the train
forget that it’s alone. Trains find beauty in
I wish I was a train because trains make people happy, they take
them to see loved ones, they make it easier to connect with those
far away and they give people something to look forward to.
Trains bring loved ones together.
I wish I was a train because trains don’t stay in one
station for too long; trains keep moving no matter how special
one station was, if it’s time to go, a train just leaves.
Trains always know when to leave. Trains always leave before
it’s too late.
I wish I was a train because even when trains crash, they make
the front page, even in their destruction, they still leave
something for the world to talk about.