On The Sands of Time



Silver light upon my path,
sudden breeze in velvet night,
cobwebs of confusion swayed,
thoughts that lingered in the gray.

Why the burden?  
Looking back as if in vision,
footsteps on the sands of time,
set of one.  Why not two?
Where was God in my despair, grief?
Did He leave?
Where the promise if His eternal stay?

Then upon my walk one way
voice within small. still
like a whisper, yet arresting.
"You were in my arms, my child
when, in your darkness, you were bling".

About this poem

It was inspired by "Footprints", a poem by Author Unknown.

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Submitted by donka_k on February 24, 2023

Modified on March 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXA BBXXXXA AXCXC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 474
Words 101
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 7, 5

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3 Comments
  • amandak
    Beautiful write
    LikeReply 125 days ago
  • donka_k
    Thank you kindly
    LikeReply26 days ago
  • Vixility
    Nicely done …
    LikeReply26 days ago

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