Crushed Sands


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    Crushed Sands

    However can one make amends
    upon these lonely, sighing shores

    Each deed, a grain of sand
    crushed beneath our feet

    Mindless, scurrying in a rush
    careless in our quickening haste

    Driven by our entrenched prides
    we let the tide become our ride

    Taking all in our vast stride
    till nothing hides and all is spent

    What then of cries of misery
    when all ears are barren, fruitless tasted revision

    Shall we then capture bleeding hearts
    and give them a tarnished song

    Of twilight's edge and cotton candy
    quickening the living death

    Make ready a route that clears caverns of darkness
    hidden in the shrilling night

    Let the weeping sky wash clean the footprints of yesterday
    thawing open a route under vast stuck soul ice

    Catch for us the mourning light
    comforting the stolen sight

    In nothingness comes somethingness
    while we assist the birth of transition

    Immerse us in the change of love
    that wraps the world in calmness

    Render to us the silent forms of nurture
    to awaken the numb, busy multitudes

    Craving peace and sanctuary
    let gentle winds lead them swiftly

    To a place of safety and rest
    where wearied souls can regain spirit strength

    Leadership has become a bounty
    to mindless fools and gold

    For we, walk on mistakes as a living path
    heading nowhere into another equally as barren

    Wisdom shields it's face from the heckling crowds
    understanding left behind, forgotten

    Who are we to think of destiny against the storms of sameness
    losing heart as answers are fleeting in reply

    To a unequaled time of stubbornness
    for man shall have his day

    Seeking his own storehouse
    how are we to help them let go

    Of what we ourselves cannot see
    buried under the next moment

    Fields are torn by lamenting voices of despair
    rent upon the spoiled farmsteads of greed

    Man's unrest leads nowhere
    but early death

    How then shall we awaken
    joy to rise the tide that carries the dream

    Away from crushed sands of time
    towards that which moves into being

    Graceladymn 9/17/09

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    romina983 commented on Crushed Sands


    oh my!!!you are so talented!!!i have so much to learn from you!!!this is real poetry not what i write!!!i hope to someday be able to write something so complexe and wonderful!!!



    Actually I think your poems are wonderful and need no help from me. I am glad you enjoyed this piece to me it is a little sad, be sure to read one of my more uplifting poems when you get a chance. I would rather share joy than sadness anytime. Thank you for taking time to read and commenting on it.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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