Drifting Sand

All along at the shoreline I found my niche
Fragments of memories come drifting away,
As cold water splashes before my sober eyes

Leaving me tinges of flash backs from my distant past.

Have I tried to hold back from the mighty current
Or just let it wash me away to a dreamy land,
Did I make myself get to oblivion
Pondering also have I carried on my sacred mission?

The ocean’s strong stream is leading me to another direction
As the warm blowing wind creates this drifting sand before me,
Gigantic waves can’t readily turn me over from my pedestal
For I am toughened by dragging to the flames like a diamond.

I’ll keep focusing on what lies before my horizon
As I slowly see seagulls maneuvering over the ocean,
Will be chasing these dreams ’til they are within my reach
My footprints etched on the sand will remind them I was here!

Elizabeth E. Castillo Copyright 2012

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About Lizzy

I am a Professional Feature writer/Creative Writer/Journalist/Blogger/Published International Author/Poet from the Philippines in Asia. I believe my mission here on earth is to contribute and touch lives through my pen pushing. There are more than 60 poetry anthologies which I am a part of together with my foreign fellow poets from all over which includes 2 worldwide charities, the prestigious World Record Holder for Most Artists Contributing To An Anthology, "Live Life: The Daydreamers Journal for the benefit of the American Cancer Society (http://www.amazon.com/Live-Life-The-Daydreamers-Journal/dp/0615605907/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1335368497&sr=8-3) and "Song of Sahel" a global charity for the children of the Sahel region in Africa (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0098N9MPO) and other upcoming international anthologies. My first international poetry book "Seasons of Emotions" by Destiny to Write Publications, UK was released January 7, 2013. You can buy paperback copies at : http://www.lulu.com/shop/elizabeth-castillo/seasons-of-emotions/paperback/product-20615522.html My second book "Inner Reflections of The Muse" - a collection of poetry, prose, articles and quotes will also be published this 2013. I am also a Contributing Editor for the monthly online magazine "Inner Child The Magazine" (http://www.innerchildmagazine.com/all-about-the-love.php) and a Columnist for another online magazine,"Winning Strategies Magazine" ( http://winningstrategiesmagazine.org/ and an Advisory Board Member of Reflection Magazine. I am a member of the American Authors Association (AAA) and PEN International. You can find my Goodreads Author Page at : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6869749.Elizabeth_E_Castillo

4 thoughts on “Drifting Sand

  1. lokesh roy

    ‘sacred mission’, the question mark thereafter also made me wonder !, the last couple of lines giving a hint .However, we can not insist to know every thing once the tag of ‘ sacred’ is put before something, can we ?

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    The Sea and sand tend,naturally,to lend themselves as a backcloth to the telling of epic stories.They give,as they do in this poem’s narrative,a motivating force,a sense of sweeping grandeur to underpin all our mortal thoughts and considerations.

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