The Subway Train Heading Downtown

It was an ordinary Wednesday morning as I boarded the subway train heading downtown. I could see those around me with their lost hopes and broken dreams, like the remnants of a yellow circus that left behind stakes and broken ropes that lay scattered on the muddy ground. The ties that bound them twisted and tangled, and I couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight lost in the daydream of my minds eye. I’m no stranger to bad poetry, but I like to think I’m also capable of being kind, especially on a morning like this.

The other passengers on the train seemed to be in business suits and coats, half-dressed in costumes, half-asleep, and half-silly, as if they had lost their youthful vigor. Yet there was something special about this moment, something that made me forget about dates, holidays, and all the other conventions of time. I am a creature of now, shaped by the cracks and crevices of my surroundings.

Sure, life is tough, and there are challenges and difficulties that lie ahead. But I am not one to give up easily, or fold under pressure. I may not have much, but what I do possess is pure gold, and is the culmination of my desire and perseverance. I hold onto it tightly, like a precious jewel, and let it shine in the darkness of the night. This moment is mine, and nothing can take it away from me.

April 19, 2023


  • Amelia Desertsong

    This is a beautifully written piece! I’m captivated by the vivid imagery used to describe the other passengers and their “lost hopes and broken dreams.” The use of figurative language is truly impressive and adds depth and texture to the scene.

    Your message of resilience and determination is also very inspiring. It remind us we all have the power to hold onto our own “pure gold” and let it shine through the darkness of our lives.

    Overall, this is a wonderful piece of creative writing that showcases your talent for storytelling and your ability to capture a moment in time with such precision and detail.

    • Thomas Slatin

      Thank you so much, my love! I often think back to the numerous therapists, doctors, and specialists I’ve worked with who were all impressed by my strong will and unwavering determination. They observed my behavior and personality traits and recognized my ability to resist temptations, distractions, and impulses in order to achieve long-term goals.

      They also saw that I possessed a persistent and tenacious spirit, never giving up on my goals even when faced with difficulties or setbacks. I take their recognition as a great compliment and am proud to have these traits that have helped me to overcome obstacles and achieve my goals. I know it’s important to continue to nurture and utilize these traits in my life.

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