The Sands Of Time

The Sands Of Time short poem

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The sands of time, so apt!
Grain by grain,
Unendingly, our lives ebb away.
Like a candle lit at birth,
Burning bright-
Till the end,
Our lives too-
Sometimes in a fright!

Seasons come, seasons go-
Sunrise after sunset, a timeless flow.
Dusk always brightened by the glow of dawn,
Pictures on the wall,
Of people now long gone!

The moon wanes,
The tides change.
We grow old
But not ever find it strange!
The image staring back from the mirror-
Time has caught us up,
Nothing can be clearer!

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From young, I have a love for the English Language and have been a voracious reader of novels, getting my fill from the British Council and later at the U.S.I.S. Clearly the writing style of UK and American authors is different.It is only about three years ago that I ventured into the world of poetry, and starting to pen my own poems. I find it gratifying and fulfilling to have an opportunity to put my thoughts, feelings and emotions into poems and haiku.
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