The Speeding Train by Shobana Gomes

The abstract image of a child thinking bubbles of imagination while standing on wooden steps and a translucent speeding train in the background
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A little girl of six

She sits legs folded beneath her

Watching for the speeding train,

As it whizzes past her

She is enthralled by its speed

and time is lost to her within the seconds of its speed


Shobana Gomes lives in sunny Malaysia. She believes that poetry is a culmination of heart and soul. Therein she finds her peace and inspiration. She advocates that life is a gift and believes that every person has a right to freedom. You can follow her on her social media pages or visit her blog SIMPLY SHOBANA to read her work.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Shobana’s writing exemplifies that even fewer words can put forth an effective message. A child’s curiosity and fascination are limitless. Being immersed in the moment is something we humans outgrow, and it isn’t a matter of pride. To be carried away by a feeling of exhilaration and yet still find oneself reflecting upon what just happened takes a light spirit and an open mind.
    Congratulations Shobana!

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  2. Thank you, Terveen, for the lovely summary. Sometimes a lot can be said in a few words. You are right.

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  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Your story reminds me a little of myself when I was little Shobana. We lose so much of our imagination as teenagers and adults. Your story reminded me of how I use to watch the drops of water coming down the bath tub while I was in it and pretending they were horses and it was a race to get back in the bath water. I could have done that for a long time. Congratulations on your story and blessings to you. Hugs, Joni

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  4. Thanks so much, Joni. Am so happy that it related to you. Take care and blessings and hugs to you too.


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