CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

July 8, 2010

Aboard the Boston Transit System


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

ABOARD THE BOSTON TRANSIT SYSTEM

Nancy Lipsius

Nancy Briskay Cornell Lipsius is my mother.

She passed away January 3, 1998.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

No one smiles anymore.

Not the gray flannel executive,

Or the neon-lighted secretary.

Not even the brown tattered bag lady

Or the blue serge policeman.

It’s as though the chambers

Of their minds

Are empty caverns echoing

Dim, far-away voices.

Their eyes, brown blending

Into blue

Stare unseeing,

With never a blink.

Time jerks the strings of

Their limbs to sudden

Movement

To

Nowhere.

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~

ADDITIONAL READING:

OBITUARY FOR BLUE BUOY (A Blue Lobster)

RIGHTING A CIVIL WAR WRONG: A Gravestone for a Civil War Veteran

Enoch Arden and Louis des Isles: Story Plots

Dock Creek in Philadelphia, PA

IN SEARCH OF THE ARABELLA: A Story of Two Boats

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2 Comments »

  1. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it
    to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.”
    She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit
    crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Comment by social dating — February 27, 2014 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

    • Beach stories are great—as is yours. Below are three beach stories you might enjoy:

      Lighthouse Beach in Chatham on Cape Cod, MA
      Wallis Sands Beach, New Hampshire (Sept. 2013)
      Visiting Duxbury Beach, Massachusetts

      (type beach in the search engine on right for these and more…
      Thank you for commenting. Carolyn Cornell Holland

      Comment by carolyncholland — February 27, 2014 @ 10:22 pm | Reply


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