Friday, September 4, 2009

Singapore 360 - Day 12: Clementi Railway

My soul took a ride

An empty passenger
On a jam-packed train

A bumpy journey
Across the valleys
Into the tunnels
And under the sea

It was unbearable
With nowhere to go

I closed my eyes
You came into view

It seems I took that trip
Just to find you

I had left broken
But have returned new

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6 Comments:

At September 4, 2009 at 3:37 AM , Blogger Brad Farless said...

Is this a real railway in Singapore? Or is the photo just for visual purposes for the poem?

 
At September 4, 2009 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Singapore Fountain Pen said...

Hi Brad, it's real. It's somewhere in Clementi near the McDonald's HQ, King Albert Park. It's the other way around — there was nothing I could write about it, hence the poem.

 
At September 4, 2009 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Brad Farless said...

Oh I see. Well, I suppose you could've said something about the history of the railroad, or how that section was built. O_o That might not have been overly interesting to most people though.

Oh well! That reminds me of a lot of the tracks in the rural areas of the US. I'd like to go take a look at it if I have time.

 
At September 6, 2009 at 12:10 AM , Blogger Singapore Fountain Pen said...

Thanks Brad. I actually considered that but the mood to write a silly poem was difficult to resist. I wanted to come closer and take more photos, but I wasn't sure if being too close to the tracks was against the law — it was a fine day and I didn't want to be the victim of the pun. ;)

Be sure to post photos when you get the chance to visit the US rural areas. One of the things I like about your Tales blog is that you can retain the name regardless of where you are. Actually you're not even constrained to one topic or place.

 
At September 6, 2009 at 2:38 AM , Blogger Brad Farless said...

I actually took that into consideration when naming my blog. That way I could keep blogging on the same blog. It takes a long time to build up traffic and links, so starting a new blog is sort of unappealing.

 
At April 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM , Blogger BlaueAugen said...

great words.simple but brilliantly bring the emotions across yet let the reader feel their own.i really like it :)

 

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