Shifting Sands and Milky Way

I stand and stare sometimes for days
On shifting sands at milky ways
As starlight lays across the sea
I wonder if you think of me

As racing waves chase those before
While making way for even more
As tides come in to melt with sand
I wish you were still in this land

Lives can change and change again
Winds can blow not knowing when
My love for you may never die
With crashing waves I wonder why

While moonbeams dance on a rocky beach
The travail of life is here to teach
And sea birds wait to start their days
With shifting sands and milky ways

Allan Hayward-Smith
Copyright 2010


  • Cheeky Missy

    Wow. This is excellent!!! I like this VERY well!

  • Cheeky Missy

    To explain further.....your end-rhyming is very pleasant, your rythm nearly perfect, and your symbolism delightfully appropriate! If I only could've edited this into my initial comment, I wouldn't have put it here. Again, I much enjoyed this piece!

    • hayward4591

      Thank you for your nice comments.

    • dbremner

      Very well written poem.

    • ironmaiden_81186

      its almost utopic in some sense....the perfect kind of poem that can be..
      i love it for its elegance..

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