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Measuring Cup

I measure my wealth
looking at my grains of sand
wondering if the clay
that surrounds it
will keep it together.
I measure the water
a drip, a drip...
should I drop the bucket?...
with a list that I should do?
Swiftly moving to the hands 
of someone molding me
slapping, beating, caressing, shaping
all to a rhythm I can't catch
 moving to drums
conscious of the sun
drying my dripped water.
My molder releases me
I prey on the mercy of the heat
will the clay be too much?
will the sand be....cooperative?
I'm, placed with me?!
Hmmm...I guess I'm composed....just right...
My brickmaker lays me....
I'm ok with that.

Copyright © Karena Brown

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  1. Date: 2/7/2009 8:40:00 AM
    This is a marvelously written piece, I've enjoyed the reflective personifcation of the read. Reminds me of the potter molding the clay into something grand. I thank you for sharing the read and for your comments on"Formations" God's Love and Many Blessings, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 2/1/2009 2:48:00 PM
    Very profound spiritual write here, Karena or perhaps a reflection of a child building sand castles ... smile ... the choices are ours: the readers ... more smiles ... what a wonderful write you've done!! I really enjoy it and hope to see more from you soon!

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 8:41:00 PM
    this is some deep stuff it means alot to me mate keep doing your thing...and also thanks for the warm jamrock welcome

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 7:35:00 PM
    Much to think about here. The imagery conveys your thoughts in a creative way. Keep up the good writing. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Karen

  1. Date: 1/28/2009 6:27:00 AM
    So well expressed and constructed... the creation of anything is a blessed event. BRAVO Karena! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/19/2009 1:46:00 PM
    wow, nice write! enjoyed this piece a lot.....*Maryam*

  1. Date: 1/18/2009 2:18:00 PM
    Nice work here, so much said... I enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 1/18/2009 10:31:00 AM
    This is a very strong piece of poetry. So many layers to this awesome write. Thoroughly enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 1/18/2009 9:45:00 AM
    Good day to you, Karena! This is a wonderful verse...the imagery and symbolism ties it into a neat package. The "sun" has been doing it's own share in helping to dry this clay.:) When it comes to "wealth", I think you are vastly rich! Wishing you the best, Karena, God bless you and yours! Love, Mikki (thank you for your comment, and thanks for the "LOL":))

  1. Date: 1/18/2009 1:13:00 AM
    Nice personfication Karena and I like the kyrielle flavour too.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 1/18/2009 12:54:00 AM
    Great words Karena, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I invite you to read more of my work...Raul