That Doesn’t Make Sense: The Train Was Late


Figurative Language Version:
Sometimes our trains don’t come when they are planned.
They may be late or may not come at all.
Sometimes they don’t take passengers. They strand
Their customers along the platform wall.

This happens, too, with buses, trams and planes,
And when it happens it may make you mad.
When things don’t come on time it surely strains
And stresses us; it makes us feel quite bad.

If things are late, it causes quite a fuss,
If you feel angry, that is quite okay.
Instead, you could use taxis or a bus,
Or take a train that’s later in the day.


Plain Language Version:
Sometimes, trains don’t arrive when they are supposed to. They may be late, or they may not come at all. Sometimes they arrive, but they can’t pick up any passengers because there is some sort of problem.

Sometimes these things also happen with buses, planes and trams.

When your train (or bus, plane or tram) doesn’t pick you up on time, you might feel very annoyed or angry. It is okay to feel annoyed or angry.

Try and remember that there will be other ways to get to where you’re going. Maybe you can catch the next train, or take a taxi.

Image altered from Deposit Photos. Original Image tovovan_ © 2013 

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