Thursday, April 18, 2013

Clouds

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Blue Sky
We try so hard to make the world
revolve around us
To make the clouds move
when we wave our hands
We can't stop the rain or
change the hours on the clock
The sun burns our skin
and the stars make us feel lost

I scream "What about me?"
Why can't you see
that I want to believe
that all this is free

Traffic lights turn red as we drive
Stop signs control us all
The people in front of us
have too many items in their cart
We have GPS
but the cities keep expanding
We want so much more
than all the things behind our front door

I scream "What about me?"
But I don't see
that the world beneath my feet
is for me to walk free

The sun sets to show us the horizon
so we can set our sites
Stars shine to remind us
that darkness is a lie
The earth rotates to keep us
moving through our time
And if we have the courage to follow
the clouds will show us the way

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A grain of sand

A grain of sand
sits among a million other grains
on a beach
Waves gently tracking time

At times the sand is under
foot
towel
umbrella
cooler

Later caught in a pail
a part of a child's castle
and imagination

But the children
leave
with the sun
and the waves come crashing down

Not even a single grain can stop time

That single grain of sand is caught
and dragged by the ocean
The darkness grows
The rhythm of the waves fade away
as the sand falls deeper
and the pressure builds

A single grain of sand is no match for the ocean depths
It feels the darkness
heavy around it
Silent and alone
The ocean is so deep

That single grain of sand
tries to understand
but the darkness is silent
and the grain is lost

With all hope gone
the sand hears a faint swoosh
waves gently falling in the distance
but the darkness persists
the pressure surrounding the grain of sand

The waves become a roar
but the grain of sand is confused by
how dark it remains
Until a crack breaks through
flooding the grain of sand with the sun

And this single grain of sand,
once one among millions,
is now a pearl.