Castle of Sand

Castle of Sand

A Poem by Elle M.

Life gives us choices but sometimes the best choices don't always lead to solid ground.... sometimes sand is best.

It's not possible...
it's really not...
No matter how many times I try I can't rebuild my walls
Sand doesn't make good building material
even when you add water....
It still crumbles around you
Build it close enough to the ocean
The waves will come and wash it away...
Walls are hard to build,
A castle is harder still....
Think about what to use, sand has already failed you....
Sticks are washed away by the ocean as well and the wind will knock them over...
Concrete doesn't work...
It can be molded yes but molding it takes work and time...
Concrete is to easy but has it's own flaws.
Rock could work?
But rocks are not perfect...
just like me....
They leave me protection with holes in it...
Sand is not prefect,
It's weak,
Doesn't last long,
and falls down time after time.
The sea may try to take it away.
But sand works...
In the end
All you have is a castle of sand...

© 2012 Elle M.

Author's Note

Elle M.
you might have to read over it a few times but the main purpose of this poem is making the right decision in life and building up your "kingdom". Things are gonna knock you down but you just have to get back up like how the ocean knocks down your sand castle... so you rebuild it!

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you did a nice job... i like the point being made

sincerely your sister

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very hard thing to do, keep trying to rebuild the walls, but being knocked down flat on your face time and time again because it's only sand... sand in an hourglass full of memories, a sand caste swept away by the tide, well penned indeed ;)

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like the "full-circle" vibe this presents. Displays hope as well...

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on August 6, 2012
Last Updated on September 9, 2012


Elle M.
Elle M.

Seattle, WA

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