The Train

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At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant: our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way: love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seats empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
I wish you a joyful journey for the coming years on your train of life. Reap success, give lots of love, and be happy. More importantly, thank God for the journey!
Lastly, I want to thank you for being one of the passengers on my train!
@ Richard G. Moriarty
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About the Author

I am Richard Moriarty, I am a published writer, mostly poetry, and some short writings on either life, religious matters [primarily prayers].  Some of my works have recently gone viral on the social media, particularly Facebook, under my personal site, "Rivers of Time" [ ] as well as on a similar site "Intuitive Dawnings".  Two of my more recent works, "the Train" and "The Ship" have found much support.  In addition, I have written and published a book of poems, "Rivers of Time", which was published through West Bow Publishing, and the book can be found on