Sand Castles


Children build castles

in the moist sand,

with spiraling towers,

and dreams just as high.

 

Envisioning mystical knights

saving ladies

making safe

all the land

 

As they grow up

and their dreams fade away,

they remember the castles

built by the sea.

 

Mystical knights, like the sand,

seep away

 with  the memories

in the warm summer sun

 

As the sea washes away

the castle towers,

so too, the  dreams wash away

by life’s incoming tide.

 

 

 

Written for a poetry challenge on MyBoomerPlace

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Poetry, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Sand Castles

  1. Oh my gosh! i think this is my favorite of your poems to date! I just love the bright sunshine/melancholy contrast between the imaginary childhood world and the real world. Excellent!

  2. bluerose says:

    ahh, the dreams of our youth… enjoyed this. Thanks for the friend request. I followed your link on boomers place to here. This is the link to my other blog. Glad I found you here.

Aw come on say something....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s