Blowing Sand

Blowing Sand

A Poem by Marie Harrison

a poem about time


Blowing Sand

grain by grain,

time is blowing away

all of the best

is leaving me now


cell by cell

I'm blowing away too


time to run

time to play

time to pray


swimming in the ocean

holding hands

long bubble baths

long talks with God

cooking chicken marsala


long vacations

slow dancing

going home

black diamond ski runs

dinner conversation

kisses in the dark

long walks with my dogs

jogging in shorts when it's cold

chocolate covered cherries

lots of hugs

reading a good book by a fire


grain by grain

these are the things

I want to blow my sand on


these are things

that matter

to me




© 2011 Marie Harrison

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Song of life sung in sweet words.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I love the font, style and presentation in this wonderful poem of life and longing and its tidings of sand granules upon the shore!


Posted 6 Years Ago

the things to cherish and remember because its too easy to get blown away in the storm of life. Beautifully penned, and it was pleasure to read this. I love how you describe everything in this poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago

I like this Rather short phrases. Concise thoughts This is quite good!

Posted 6 Years Ago

just be careful about blowing sand and nude sunbathing ;)

Posted 6 Years Ago

These are the things that make life pleasurable. The small moments are the ones that we will remember for a life time. The ones that made us feel joy. The ones that made us laugh. Good drinks, great friends and stunning moments.

Posted 6 Years Ago

You've scooped me up and blown me away with you :D

This was another magnificent piece from you...
The subtle flow in it amplified the power it evoked! There was so much to appreciate from this glimpse into your 'sands', it created a myriad of images as vivid and as pleasant as the mind could wish them to be.

This is a favorite from you Marie...and i'm deeply grateful for your mastery!

Thanks for this lovely piece/reminder of what we should want :)

FANTASTIC! And favourited.


Posted 6 Years Ago

Delightfully engaging imagery - "grain by grain / time is blowing away"; excellent use of speech rhythms. Consider using punctuation to guide the reader.

Posted 6 Years Ago

blown up in the wind the sand particles

Posted 6 Years Ago

I find wisdom in this piece, after all I could be that grain of sand along the beach.
great job, well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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45 Reviews
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Added on September 3, 2011
Last Updated on September 3, 2011
Tags: Time, Goals, Pleasure, Meaningful Life, Lifestyles


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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