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Slip Sliding Sand

Updated on January 22, 2017

Written for Poetry Month 2012

A fun-filled day at the beach. Drawing patterns on the wet sand knowing fully well that the waves will wash away the drawings without a trace.

Never giving up I draw again and again - patterns slip sliding away in front of my eyes, gone with the sand.

Slip sliding away,

Never can hold, fast flowing down,

Slipping through my hands,

In-between nooks and crannies of my fingers,

The more I try to hold, the more it escapes,

In a blink of an eye, it just slips by.

Washed away patterns on the wet sand,

Waves cleaning, erasing clear,

Anew, a new canvas on the sand,

Erased by waves crashing on land,

Again and again,

Patterns new, carved upon the sand bed,

Etched and engraved new designs,

Every detail, crystal clear.

Never giving up,

Again and again,

New patterns and designs,

On the wet sand,

I carve,

Never giving up,

Fighting against,

The never ending slip sliding waves,

Slip sliding away,

Slip sliding away.

A Canvas
A Canvas | Source

Artist Escape

Slipping sliding sand

Flowing with the waves

Settling on new grounds

Every time forming a new canvas

With the ebb and flow of waves

Ready to be carved molded

Into any shape

An artist creative escape

Amazing Beach Sand
Amazing Beach Sand | Source

Beach Sands Haiku

slipping sliding sand

gently plays tickling my feet

an amazing feel

sand slip sliding fast

runs escaping my fingers

repelling my hold


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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Yes, me too. Want to come with you. Thank you.

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      vnr 5 years ago

      a lovely poem,makes me want to go to a beach and build a big and beautiful castle

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Audrey Howitt thank you for reading and your appreciation. Am on top of the world.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Vellur, I loved this piece--so lovely--it flows so well

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Eiddwen thank you for your appreciaiton. Yes, many, many more for us to share. Take care and enjoy your day too.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great poem ad here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Rosemay50 thank you for your appreciation and vote. Yes very much like life.

      teaches12345 thank you for your generous appreciation. A day at the beach is full of fun and yes they all easily slip slide away.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I can picture this in my mind as I read because when I go to the beach I like to notice how the footprints are quickly washed away behind as you walk. Lovely thoughts, true all easily slip slides away if you are not careful to store them. Beautiful!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I love this poem. A little like life, waves come to wash our dreams away but we get up and start again.

      Love it and voting up