Untitled (footprints on the sands of time)

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I, made my way slowly, jogging down the beach
closing in, towards the waning amber-rose sun.
The sound, of crashing waves, calms my nerves
as I attempt to catch hold of my breath.

Though, bitter be the drops of gloom, I swallow,
I, sought to embrace, the fire, that burns within.
Doubt, drives an arrow, into depths of my heart.
But then, life is never easy for those who dream.

I love the grain of sand slipping inside my shoes
the way, its warmth, tickles the soles, of my feet.
I listen to the wanton singing of the birds flying,
feeling closer to nature than ever before.

‘It’s going to be clear skies from now on.’

 

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Comments

  1. Beautiful, Sanaa ❀

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. The last stanza is so gorgeous, Sanaa, and so hopeful, particularly:
    ‘I love the grain of sand slipping inside my shoes
    the way, its warmth, tickles the soles, of my feet’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  3. Clever combination of two prompts! I love ‘the waning amber-rose sun’ and the positive note it finishes on.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  4. Bev says:

    I love the way gloom falls away and the poem ends on such a positive note. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  5. paul scribbles says:

    A hopeful outlook, the ocean and sand between your toes. What more could you want?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Paul πŸ™‚

  6. Susan says:

    I love this poem, as a dreamer, who knows life isn’t easy for dreamers, confirms the dreaming in her last 2 lines: “feeling closer to nature than ever before. / β€˜It’s going to be clear skies from now on.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❀️ Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it. I enjoyed writing this!❀️

  7. Kerry says:

    I love the grain of sand slipping inside my shoes
    the way, its warmth, tickles the soles, of my feet…

    You capture the freedom of the moment very well.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. Myrna says:

    I’m a dreamer too and I totally get this poem. I dwell in your last line.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  9. What’s there not to love about the positive outlook depicted at the end of this piece!
    β€˜It’s going to be clear skies from now on.’
    Beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❀️ Thank you so much, Khaya πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it!❀️

  10. Thotpurge says:

    Great closing line… full of energy and optimism.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  11. Rall says:

    Clear skies from now on….yes…toss the angst into the ocean blue πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Rall πŸ˜€

  12. Vijita says:

    Beautiful write Sanaa!
    Two things here, first the very picture you have painted of jogging on the beach with the vividly painted sun image… is brilliant. secondly, the optimistic note at the end, makes it an impactful piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  13. Oh, yes… Life is never easy for those who dream.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Susie πŸ™‚

  14. This poem was written by a young woman. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  15. De Jackson says:

    This is so visceral, Sanaa. I can feel that sand in my shoes. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  16. Jim says:

    Very nice, Sanaa. I wonder how many dream enough to be “dreamer”. I dream. The line, “life is never easy for those who dream” tells it like it is. But I hope to never stop dreaming.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (I hope to never stop dreaming too!)

  17. grapeling says:

    have to say, sand in shoes bugs me πŸ™‚ ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      LOL❀️ thanks for stopping by, Michael πŸ™‚

  18. Marian says:

    Oh! Really nice. If jogging can inspire this kind of dreamy positivity maybe I should find a beach and start jogging on it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❀️ Thank you so much, Marian πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt πŸ™‚ )

  19. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I would treasure a grain of sand in my shoes… just the memory of a day like that would be perfection

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  20. gillena says:

    I too luv those ‘grains of sand’ slipping into your shoes; beautiful, haunting, and in some parts melancholic

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. panchali says:

    The lines took me to a sea shore…so so beautiful, Sanaa! πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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