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Poem: Sands of Time

Updated on September 5, 2012
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

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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      Lee Cloak 

      6 years ago

      A very enjoyable poem, lovely to read, thank you

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      Mohan Kumar 

      9 years ago from UK

      Thank you Made, appreciate your visit.

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      Madeleine Salin 

      9 years ago from Finland

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

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      Mohan Kumar 

      10 years ago from UK

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

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      10 years ago

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

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      Mohan Kumar 

      10 years ago from UK

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

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      Kathi Mirto 

      10 years ago from Fennville

      Very sweet and a joy to envision!

    • instantlyfamily profile image


      10 years ago

      This poem took my breath away.

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      Denise Handlon 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

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

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      10 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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      10 years ago from India

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

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      Mohan Kumar 

      10 years ago from UK

      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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      10 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

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

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      Mohan Kumar 

      10 years ago from UK

      Thanks for your comment, CapturedWord!

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      10 years ago from United States

      Great Poem!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      10 years ago from UK

      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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      10 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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