Read the original, masterful Ruth Stone poem titled Train Ride here: http://kepthoney.com/2011/08/22/train-ride-ruth-stone/
Poem Beginning with a Ruth Stone Line.
All things come to an end;
grandsons visiting at Easter;
fuzzy pussy willows, hot Augusts,
lilac blooms by the porch.
Some friends last forever;
a junior high red haired tom boy,
a quiet librarian, a daughter and son.
Do they last forever?
Do kind acts change the world?
Planting native corn, undaming the river.
Time spent reading to a child; the child
reading back to me. Kind acts last forever.
All things come to an end. The stars fade
in the rose hues of dawn; frost takes the last flower.
Friends move off, or are lost. But the feeling,
the feeling lasts forever.