The Hourglass

The Hourglass

Very much alive yet not living

Restless, my soul drifts

Lost in a sea of familiar

Yet so foreign faces

Of not so long ago

Forlorn, I cling to the hourglass

As the grains of sand trickle down

Lost, never to be taken back again

The precious seconds of those moments

Lost, but not forgotten

Solace, I find, on a contingent path

With an indecisive endeavor

To finally obtain a purpose in life

For my soul to live once more

Bethany Lynn Vine ©

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"As the grains of sand trickle down

Lost, never to be taken back again"

Beautifully put. Our life's hourglass is one way. We can't turn it over to begin again.

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Sylvia's Thoughts 5 years ago from Southern California

I really like this. It is well written and insightful.

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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Beautifully written, soulful, our life is a one way ticket, what has gone before us can not be re-traced.

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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Life is not a dress rehearsal..... so glad you are going for it with your writing. The words of your poetry are lyrical and timeless.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Absolutely beautiful. Great work


Mrs. J. B.

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NotWiredThatWay 5 years ago from New York

Very soulful. Reminds me of The Road Not Taken. Beautiful and thought provoking.

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epigramman 5 years ago

..well my poetic soul is living (once again) through your exquisite choice of words .....

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BethanyLynn211 5 years ago from Bangor, Pa Author

Thank you epigramman and thank you notwiredthat way! Frost is one of my favs. To be compared to him is both an honor and a priveledge =]

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Scarface1300 5 years ago

Well what can I say that has not already been written.

Lovely. Thankyou.

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