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Wind 'N Sand

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By: Wayne Brown

Well, here you are upon this high hill

The one you chose; written in your will

The perfect spot to gaze upon the land

A witness as the wind blows away the sand


There is nothing more to do now; it’s done

You climbed every hill; completed every run

But, in the end, it all comes down to the same

Parallel lines come together ending life’s game


Some say, “Those few with the most toys win”

If so, then maybe you saw victory in the end

You had material things most folks treasure

But what of happiness; is there any measure?


Things were left undone in so many places

Frowns were worn on like painted clown faces

Yet you never noticed as you walked on past

Hurrying to your next stop as you left the last


Then one day all the lights are glowing red

One day the eyes don’t open; stone-cold dead

The birds don’t sing and the rains don’t fall

Life is finished; at the end, you have seen it all


Nothing left but to come to this high hill

The one that you requested in your will

Brought here by your friends and fellowman

To rest here as the wind erodes away the sand

©Copyright WBrown2012. All Rights Reserved.

23 February 2012

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @carolinemd21...Thank you...Have not had much time for words or reading lately...hope to get back in action soon. WB

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful poem Wayne. Great concept. You have a talent with words. Voted up.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Vincent Moore....So very true, so true...Thanks much for the good words, my friend! WB

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      Yes indeed my poetic friend, we are all dust in the wind. Like the sands of time and the greatness that was Rome. In the end they sit rotting, decaying and falling to the ground. No matter what STUFF we've accumulated in our short lives here on earth.

      What matters the most is what kindness we've shown to our fellow man. John Lennon sang it correctly, ALL WE NEED IS LOVE..if we had that in abundance, man would stop the wars, peace would prevail and UTOPIA's doors would open wide. But I'm afraid that will not happen, we are doomed much like history before us.

      The poem however sent a message and delivered in Wayne Brown fashion, well done, Bravo voted up and tweeted.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @mckbirdbks...As long as I don't have to die to do it! LOL! Thanks much! WB

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Wayne, keep writing like this and you'll become famous.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @drbj...This one came so quickly right after I landed the opening line. It was almost as if I had already written it and the words just came back to me. Glad you liked it, Doc...sorry about the hair! LOL! WB

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Wayne - you kept this poem not only simple, but simply beautiful. I felt that wind and now have to comb all that sand from my hair.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Movie Master...Thank you! This one just showed up while I was thinking along a completely different line. WB

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      A fabulous poem, I enjoyed every word and voted up!

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @writer20...Thanks so much! WB

      @FitnezzJim...Yes, I threw that in to emphasize that this guy had just "run" through life not really seeing what was there before him as he worshiped his precious focus...whatever that was. Thanks, Jim! WB

      @Vellur...Thank you. So glad you enjoyed it! WB

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      A thoughtfully intense poem, written so very well. Vote up.

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      FitnezzJim 

      6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Awesome poem, and great music to go with it. Especially liked the line "Yet you never noticed as you walked on past, Hurrying to your next stop as you left the last."

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great poem, love it. Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @dahoglund...Yes, we certainly do. No doubt, many have fixated on the material aspects of life and missed the purpose completely yet time does not look back to cover their mistake...just keeps blowing the sand with the wind. Thanks DA. WB

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Relating you poem to the times we live in many people have to consider if there goals were the valid ones.

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @ImKarn23...I always say that I am just a "lemonade stand" poet...keepin' it simple but hopefully artistic and interesting in the process. Thanks so much for the kind words! WB

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      So simple. So real. So beautiful! I enjoyed every word on the hardest part of life! Thanks for this! voting/tweeting

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      Wayne Brown 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @Deborah Brooks...Thanks so much...glad you liked it! WB

      @Sunnie Day....I started out writing this in a whole different mindset and came away with this...not really my original intent but that is the way the cookie crumbles in the poetry arena. So glad you liked it! WB

      @breakfastpop....Thanks for all those good words and great marks, Poppy. I'll have to write more like it you know! LOL! WB

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      You are amazing. Your poem is beautiful and so moving. Up beautiful and awesome and worth memorizing.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      There is nothing more to do now; it’s done

      "You climbed every hill; completed every run

      But, in the end, it all comes down to the same

      Parallel lines come together ending life’s game"

      Good Morning Wayne,

      Such profound words and my favorite line. It does all come together in the end doesn't it..full circle hopefully with no regrets but I think we all will have one of two. Material things we hold so dear vanish and no longer hold value as we can't take them when we go...Kansas one of my all time favorite groups and song which says it all..

      Have a wonderful day my friend. Really beautiful! :)

      Sunnie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Great video Kansas Dust in the wind what a great choice to go with your poem.

      Awesome poem..

      Voted way up

      Debbie

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