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Footprints in the sand

(The Journey Thru Destiny)

Published

Rain that pours, flooding our hearts

With cold freshness, bathing glory

Muddy earth beneath our feet

Heavy steps along the way.

Scorching witness of the sun’s watch

Burning the skin, drench in toil’s moist

With deep breathing, the lungs fight

Dear life holding on in strand

When the night eats up the cloudy sky

Giving birth to those bright stars

As companion to the dark uncertain path

And a promise of dawn behind the full face of the moon.

Under all conditions we continue to grow

Each phase paints another color

Rewriting history, marking our journey

Whispering our presence that once

had been

The road is long and the dead end

Still unknown, still unpredictable

With every step another mile added

Paving for the next traveler who’d follow our prints

Our life means something to someone else’s journey

As we make our path, we named

a new street

The detours we created, ease others’ traffic

To map the destiny from the other end.

To go on ahead is a kind of joy

Every heartache or every bliss

Deepens our footprints in the sand of time

As the tide ebbs on the shore of our beach

Our life becomes less abstract and vague

Before the next pull of the moon

And the ocean wash away our being

We could smile before drowning

We made it!

We are done.

(This poem was among the submissions emailed to phpanoramaliterary@gmail.com.)

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