Friday, August 20, 2010

Foreign Sand

Reverse the sands of time 
 and travel across the ocean
to a sandbox in China
an ocean away

grab a stick and draw in the sand 
Now flash forward 
 cross over the ocean
to a sandbox much smaller 
and within reach
What could be going through her mind
while she experiences this stark contrast?
I carefully watch her expression, 
she goes into a state of disconnect
 Containing my own emotion 
   I watch my little girl stand
foreign sand

My life is in a box,
Filled with sand.
Full of moments and instances,
That overflow through my hands.
Sometimes I question,
Why I live this kind of dream.
Where everything is chaos,
And madness is to every bit extreme.

My life is set on sand,
That sinks my feet.
It keeps me afloat everything else,
While burying monsters beneath.
Sometimes I wonder,
Why I settle for this kind of dream.
Where anything can happen,
Like my feet seeping through the streams.

My life is set in a sandbox,
Of familiar make.
It is my very own substance,
That nobody in the world can ever take.
Sometimes I query,
Why I settle for this kind of dream.
Where nothing is out of my reach,
Not even the unseen.


  1. Beautiful poem - worth reading over and over.

  2. When you have kids, something is changing and out of your control, which also make your life amazing, isn't it? I can't wait to read the rest part of your wonderful blog.


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