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The sandman will take pause and say a prayer
Then reach in to his special bag of sand
And with a sweeping motion of his hand
Bright glitter colored stardust fills the air

It falls to bring a dream beyond compare
Where castles in the sky are gold and grand
A momentary glimpse of "Beulah Land"
As we envision life beyond death's stare

And with that thought we'll take a rattled breath
The last tear of this life will find release
We'll see our shooting star, a passing flash
Exhale our soul and welcome life in death
Then build our castles on white clouds of peace
The sandman will sweep up our sparkling ash



   by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/18/2020 11:24:00 AM
Really good Daniel. Much more positive take on the sandman!
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Date: 2/18/2020 11:52:00 AM
Thank you Alison. He's a pretty cool guy:)
Date: 9/25/2017 7:29:00 PM
This is wonderful in every way. Making it a fav. Best, SuZ
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Date: 11/16/2016 2:46:00 PM
You make it sound majestic! :)
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Paloma P
Date: 11/16/2016 3:36:00 PM
I wish I felt as you do Danny, scares the cocky bejesus out of me.
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Date: 11/16/2016 2:53:00 PM
I believe death is a beautiful thing. Everyone I have ever watched leave this life was always smiling. Thanks for making my day, Paloma:)
Date: 11/13/2016 1:40:00 PM
Amen Daniel great Castle xx I have mine designed xxxx
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Date: 11/16/2016 2:52:00 PM
I will be your neighbor, Mrs Wendy. Thank you for dropping by and sharing a smile:)
Date: 11/12/2016 7:48:00 PM
Another beautiful Sonnet, Daniel. You wove the imagery of death so majestically as the soul is lifted to life after death to the white clouds of peace. A fav + 7, for me! Sandra
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Date: 11/13/2016 8:05:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Sandra. So glad you it. I appreciate your kind comments.
Date: 11/12/2016 9:49:00 AM
Nicely done..... Great Castle DT
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Date: 11/13/2016 8:04:00 AM
Thank you Pashang. So nice to see you my friend:)
Date: 11/12/2016 9:37:00 AM
Stunning! Love the picture you sourced out as well. Lots Of Love, armand.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 11/13/2016 8:03:00 AM
Thank you Maurice.
Date: 11/11/2016 5:12:00 PM
Is there valet parking Daniel? lol...beautifully done my friend...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 11/11/2016 5:49:00 PM
Thank you Wingman. Nice to see you out and about. I appreciate your kind comments and support.
Date: 11/11/2016 9:32:00 AM
Hello Daniel, This is a magnificent Italian Sonnet for sure. Your combination of the "castle in the sky" metaphor and certain imagery and symbolism make this particular write all-the-more powerful. Very Inspirational for sure!! A SEVEN/FAV!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 11/11/2016 11:46:00 AM
Thank you, Gary. I'm so glad you enjoyed the piece. I really appreciate your kind comments and support:)
Date: 11/10/2016 10:51:00 AM
A nurse told me a story once, of an elderly lady being resusciated after a heart attack. She said to this nurse, "Why did you take me back? It was such a wonderful place." She obviously had seen her sandman's castle. Just beautiful Daniel.
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Date: 11/10/2016 10:56:00 AM
Thank you Jean. What a wonderful story to go along with this poem. Like I said below, I'd settle for a one room shack. I appreciate your wonderful comments Jean.
Date: 11/9/2016 6:58:00 PM
Oh.. Daniel, I love this poem. I can see the sandman making his rounds with his special sand. In my dream I also see the castle. It is huge!!
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Date: 11/10/2016 7:44:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene. I'm so glad you liked it. I appreciate your kind comments and support.
Date: 11/9/2016 3:24:00 AM
I love your castle, Daniel:) and I'm sure our God is building beautiful ones for each one of us:)
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Date: 11/9/2016 10:06:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. I'd settle for a one room shack!
Date: 11/8/2016 5:25:00 PM
Well written Daniel. Good luck with the contest!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 11/9/2016 10:04:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi:)
Date: 11/8/2016 5:18:00 PM
So very beautiful Daniel, this piece was enchanting. You have painted a magical dreamscape with your words.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 11/9/2016 10:04:00 AM
Thank you, Chris.