That moment when the doors slide closed,
And life, it changes irrevocably.
You’re cast along another rail,
One not within your plans.
It wasn’t even comprehendible
Just a few short hours in the past.
But now it slides into reality,
Slotting into place
And holding firm despite the fear
That settles in your heart.
Because now your life is split.
Two parallel stories running side by side,
Two trains racing through the darkened tunnels,
Veering off to the left and right,
Horns blaring as they part.
And who knows where each will terminate?
Who knows if it was right the one you picked?
All you can do is hold on tight,
Close your eyes and wait for what?
A voice to come from the loudspeaker?
Telling you that you were right?
No. Nobody will give you that.
You must wait until the end.
The end of the line that you chose.
Ever wonder if there was a pivotal moment in your life when you may well have chosen wrong? I have so many of these moments littered throughout my life and I refer to them as my Sliding Doors Moments. They make me think that if just one moment had been different then I could end up in a completely different life.
Normally it’s a fun game to imagine where I might be, but sometimes my head goes to places that I wasn’t expecting and I can end up in some quite dark places. This poem sticks with the train theme that the original movie used and uses the idea of an out of control train that can’t be stopped once you’ve made that choice. Once you’ve picked the line that you re taking there is no going back. You just need to hold on tight and hope that you get to the end destination safely.
Do you have any moments in life where things could be different if you had done something other than what you did? Could your life have been better or worse? Have a think about it today…..