Long Train Running
Posted on April 12th, 2015

 Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge 



Down around the corner

I saw a long train running

I watched them disappear

Just like Miss Lucy disappeared

From my life forever


I lost my Lucy and her love

Like the fast moving train

She departed forever

Now I am living without her love


I wonder where she is now

Is she thinking about me?

Has she found love and happiness?

Or else she misses me

I don’t know



The Illinois Central is empty

Like my empty aching heart

I am still looking for Miss Lucy

Who was a part of my life



I see the long train running

Its wheels go ’round and ’round

Like the train’s  wheels

My thoughts too go ’round and ’round


I am Thinking about Miss Lucy

Day and night

Living without her love

Truly it is a heartbreaking


Where would Lucy be now?

If she stayed with me

Like the long train running

She fastly moved from my life

Leaving emptiness in my heart


(Adopted from Long Train Runnin’ by Doobie Brothers)





2 Responses to “Long Train Running”

  1. Asanga Says:

    Very interesting poem, Dr. Jayatunge! You know, according to the song, Ms. Lucy ‘Lost her home and her family, and she won’t be coming back’. Maybe she ‘Won’t be coming back’ because she had a nervous breakdown and lost herself within her mind!
    In that case, all she needs is an understanding Psychiatrist to bring her ‘Back up the tracks’ ;)!!

    Thank you for your interesting and thought provoking articles. Also thank you for your service to our country, and to the warriors who need healing.

  2. . Says:

    Thanks Asanga I appreciate your words
    Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

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