Train Ride in Italy

Train Ride in Italy

She just wept 

Surrounded by strangers

And with a tear stained face

She boarded the train

But one person

Could not ignore

That her heart was on the floor

Once she saw that sorrow

This stranger had on her face

It was mesmerizing 

Like a warm embrace 

Through the crowd of emptiness

Permission to cry

As the stranger watched

Wondering why

Broken heart?

Life bearing down?

Put to the test and feeling she’d drown?

Her tears were the words

No need to speak

They locked eyes

The stranger nodded, and although weak

She returned the gesture

To say that she knew

A whisper of a smile

Left the train, pain subdued

And the kind stranger 

Tipped back her head

Closed her eyes

Feeling the train roar back ahead

Knowing the ruins of life can be cruel

A tear fell for the woman that wept

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by Diana Joya

Diana Joya is a writer, poet, children’s book author, speaker and travel writer. She was born in Connecticut and began her career in the insurance industry, which enabled her to go to college part time and receive her bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. Diana’s desire to explore the world, educate others, and dream big, persevered. Her first trip abroad was when she was just 19, and opened up her curiosity for the world. As travel continued, so did Diana’s desire to share her love and experiences with others. A passion for writing in various genres grew as well, as a result.
Diana currently resides in Connecticut. In her leisure time she enjoys healthy living through fitness and healthy eating, traveling, writing, and spending time outdoors.

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