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Fist of Sand

March 7, 2012
By nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
134 articles 2 photos 85 comments

Grains engraved with “I love you,”
“hold me close,”
and “love is true,”
lie open in his calloused palm.
Thousands upon thousands
rest, on top of each other,
his hand still and calm.
My name, etched onto the back
of each and every little
grain of sand;
perfect script, without a flaw
make me feel equally small.
His hand shudders, some fall off,
it starts to close and hope is lost.
“Baby” is lost,
“you’re mine” is too,
but in the middle lies “I love you.”
They tumble down
and hit the floor
“perfect girl”
and “I adore.”
When it’s closed, one remains
of thousands and thousands of tiny grains.
All alone, but that’s nothing new,
On the back is my name,
the front,
“I love you.”

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on Jul. 2 2012 at 11:09 am
littleduck17 GOLD, Shallowater, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are cloest to you will be the ones who hurt you the most."

This is awesome!!

on Mar. 11 2012 at 11:45 pm
bamfkens BRONZE, Sandy, Utah
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Amazing! Truely splendid! Really is