A Train Ride

A Train Ride

-One-Page Memoir-

My mind shifts with passing scenery: the dips and rolls of the verdant valleys take me to a melancholy place, sad, sober with lost loves and memories, a story of a child in flight from emotions borne on clouds of chance and circumstance, artifices of clever fools.

The sun-splashed barren waves of desert sands, marking the cathartic newness of a young adult in uniform, playing the warrior on a snowy island in the Pacific – a paradox of wavering dreams and reality, caught on the sound of clacking steel wheels on rails.

The cobalt sea stretching far to an unending horizon, shrimp boats small apparitions in the young nights made for lovers and off-key strums of mariachis, for writers pecking out their five-star novels on old loopy laptops.

Dazed by it all, bound for eternity on the wings of words.

Billy Ray Chitwood – March 31, 2019

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Author: Website: http://brchitwood.com - B R Chitwood - My Mission: Writing to Discover Me

I'm a young man in an old man's body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul. I've written fourteen books, over three hundred blog posts, in search of those pieces left somewhere in many parts of the globe. You can preview my books on the next page. There's even a Blog page...all my posts are not showing on this recently created blog page, but, if you want to read more, go to my official blog site and check out the archives: http://www.thefinalcurtain1 Writing for me is therapy for the soul. Website: https://billyraychitwood.com

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