A Poem by Sage Gabrielle

i like my journey more than the destination itself. connections, after all, are the ride and not the end.


Trains are not for going
here     to


They are for kissing
and hugging.
They are for looking into a lover’s eyes.
They are for whispering into tiny ears
"I like it when you hold me close"
and then being
held close and tight
so you are not tossed
by the shifting balance.

Trains are not for going


They are for the journey
I wish you knew that.

© 2013 Sage Gabrielle

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That's some good poetry. Nice flow. Makes me think differently of trains. But a really good read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful:] I've never been on a train before but now I wish I had. Very sensual

Posted 10 Years Ago

Nicely done. You share your feelings in a unique way on this.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Wow great I really like your writing style and how short and precise yet powerful all of your lines are

Posted 10 Years Ago

Lovely write great imagery , the notion of the journey and the enjoyment .

Posted 10 Years Ago

I've always found trains really romantic - I'm glad I'm not the only one! For me, I think it's because I associate them with the film "Before Sunrise", which this poem reminded me of as well. I love the format you used, the physical space between "here" and "there". An all around lovely poem, great work! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

A really powerful poem.. the imagery is certainly strong but I love your clever use of structure at the beginning and end. One of the best I have read in a long time, well done.

Posted 10 Years Ago

A splendid read and write...Thank you for sharing...:)

Posted 10 Years Ago

~what a beautiful format and style-and
how one can feel the emotional images
of yourself that you expressed so-so's gorgeous!~ :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

I never thought of trains like that...definitely made me think differently.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on July 13, 2013
Last Updated on July 13, 2013
Tags: trains, kisses, journey


Sage Gabrielle
Sage Gabrielle

Freeport, NY

Hi there. Sage here. I'm 18 and soon I'll be living in the Queens area for college as a music education major in the fall. I spend most of my nights burning candles and trying to figure everything.. more..


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