Do You Hear a Train a Comin’?

He lays his head down
Upon the train tracks
Once the train comes
There’s no turning back
He lays his head down
A rumble comes through the ground

He closes his eyes
And flashes through his past
All the times he failed
The feeling of an outcast
He would sing his sad songs
to no one at all
He was all alone
Where was God’s call?

He would walk down the street
Alone in the dark and cold
Where could he go?
He didn’t know
His heart had grown hard
And he couldn’t hear
God trying his best
To whisper in his ear

He opened up his eyes
He saw the coming lights
Then the sky opened up
And God showed His might
“Get off the tracks
There’s no need to fear
For I am with you son
Now get on out of here.”

“This is not how your story ends
This is not how your story goes
You couldn’t hear me
So i had to make a show
Now dust the dirt from your clothes
It’s time for you to start
You are never alone, son
For I am in your heart.

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One Response to “Do You Hear a Train a Comin’?”

  1. Joyce Moyer Hostetter Says:

    Whoa! As always – very powerful! Great one.

    “This is not how your story ends
    This is not how your story goes

    Love the use of the words “ends” and “goes” here and the way they fit with the idea of train and movement – especially movement of the individual – in some ways it is about one chapter ending – and another one going!

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