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Grains of Sand

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You who yearn for more within,
Like a desert lacking rain.
Empty, parched you can't refrain,
A beggar that grasps for more than what's been.

Always trying to fill the void,
With things lacking substance.
Your empty pit thirsts for sustenance,
Your husk of a soul is being destroyed.

With outstretched arms you grab handfuls of sand,
Doing all you can to feel alive.
Yet it seems you barely survive,
Like grains of sand, life slips through your hand.

Understand that nothing brings you torment,
Unless, in your mind, it bears consent.



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KrasotaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 2:38 pm:
I like the message and simile in this poem! My favorite line is "Your husk of a soul is being destroyed." Keep up the good work! :D
 
CalebODell replied...
today at 5:15 pm :
Thank you for the feedback!
 
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