Midnight Express by Muhammad Ali
May 13, 2010

Lightning through the darkness
Rejoiced with agony
Like a firefly made of steel
This beast knows no fear
Runs so fast as if it must
Waits for no one like the hands on the clock
Tick tock tick tock
Eyes wide shut, I found myself on top
Riding it like a dragon
Like a red flag to a bull
I chased the daisies and the red roses
White, Pink and black one too
I flew high above, on the cloud far away from the rooster
I heard rumbling and tumbling
I must have been above Africa
I felt the chill, could it be Antarctica!
Wind came fast, I seen my hair fly
Where was I…? Wondered!
Lost with the ruthless monster
Back in the darkness when I opened my eyes
Seen many others like myself
Are they lost too I pondered!
Women and men of all ages… some kids too
Trapped inside the shiny monster
Waiting to be released
I wait too, impatient, silent… emotionless
Someone please stop this monster
Release me from the metal firefly
The dragon, the beast… the shiny creature
I must reach my destiny or all will be disaster
I heard a voice, is it God speaking
It was loud and clear..
“Next stop is 2nd avenue”
Boy oh boy, I jumped in joy -It is my destination
End of my agony and the frustration