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Threads of Sand

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Threads of Sand

Small grains of sand come trickling down
Eluding all my reason's understanding
Flyspeck granuals, all demanding
Time worn thoughts of days unwinding 

Hourglass, my dark companion
Reminds me of the timeless questions 
I watch sand fall and feel so small
A meager doll, that's all I am
One by one...how can it be
each speck will tick my life away?

I watch them flow.......they slowly slip
right through my hand and fingertips...

Each glimpse, so brief before they fall
Each grain is gone from yesterday
And fleet as rain, that comes today

I turn you up, around you go
Watching sand, is life rewound
Behind the glass the days decline 
Like spindled thread, the time unwinds

Sand dwindles from my life...I see
The spindle turn, what's left of me
Will swirl and twirl, and drift away
To weave with threads of history





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Inspired by Jeremy Martin's Contest: "Objectify Me"  Hourglass/Doll/Spindle

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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 3:26:00 PM

    This one is a very deep expressive work..I enjoyed reading your creative work this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Everyone has some dross within no matter how excellent of character they are..Sara

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 7:54:00 AM

    Carrie a brilliant piece of work and a very intriguing title, well done...David

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:17:00 PM

    I can see you haven't lost your creative touch. Best of luck in the contest :) -R

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 5:10:00 PM

    Wow Carrie this is a great tale weaved for the contest. It sounds like a winner. It flowed so well also. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 9:16:00 AM

    An excellent poem from you !Great entry to the contest.Love this Carrie.