Poem: Sands of Time

Sands of Time
Sands of Time

The sands of time, they do not chime
They just silently run out
It's made that way not to run astray
But trickles down the spout



Wandering minds, you often find
Forget to turn the clocks
Out of your dreams, just emptiness screams
The sand timer it mocks


So we'll break the glass and steal the mass
Of fine golden sand
We'll scatter it in a dream pit
Of our own magic land


We'll kneel down, in a time of our own
Building Castles of thought
They'll stand tall, to remind us all
Of battles that we fought


A Castle where there's glorious air
For dreams to live and breathe
Where hearts can long forever in song
For time, we'll send a wreath.



Copyright   © Mohan Kumar 2010

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Comments 17 comments

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cookingdiva 6 years ago


It is a wonderful poem, I also write poem and stories but have not shared with other too much yet. I wrote one hub my short story though :-)

I have to read your other poems and stories and catch up! well done.

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks cookingdiva, appreciate your support. I am the same - have written and experimented with different genres and am sharing some with the HP community ...

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CapturedWord 6 years ago from United States

Great Poem!

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for your comment, CapturedWord!

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KristenGrace 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Lovely poem. So sad that we can't truly break the glass sometimes...

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks KristenGrace, its true that the sand runs in its inevitable course downwards... yet time is relative and we can break out and do the things we want to do while it still runs its course!

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sweetie1 6 years ago from India

Docmo you write real good poems..thanks for sharing and keep it up.

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SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

Building dreams in sand castles

with the coming tide is washed away

Life's defiance against the sands of time :)

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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Awww, very cool. I especially loved the last paragraph.

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instantlyfamily 6 years ago

This poem took my breath away.

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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Very sweet and a joy to envision!

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks you sweetie,SilentReed, Denise , instantlyfamily & Fossillady for your kind and encouraging comments!

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RichERich1175 6 years ago

I was captivated by your exquisite imagery. Your style was refreshing. Great diction. 2 Thumbs Up :)

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Docmo 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks RichE, much appreciated. I especially like the 2 thumbs up!

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Made 4 years ago from Finland

I really enjoyed reading this poem. I like your style.

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Made, appreciate your visit.

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Lee Cloak 23 months ago

A very enjoyable poem, lovely to read, thank you

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