A Grain of Sand


Walking along the beach one day

I paused to take in more

Transfixed by the oceans persistence

To somehow, conquer the shore.

 

Swift and furious

Relentlessly strong

The waves

Must have pummeled the beach

Until the day

Was nearly gone.

 

At times

It seemed as though

The ocean

Might have won

Then suddenly

It seemed to concede & retreat

As quickly

As it had come.

 

I marveled

At such power

As I stooped

To touch the sand

Confounded by the wisdom

I then sifted

From my hand.

 

I retained

A single

Grain of sand

And tossed it

Far from me

Alone 

It was quickly conquered

Swallowed

By the sea.

 

I pondered

The heart

Of our Father

And the wisdom

Of His plan

The struggle

Between

The earth & sea

The likeness

Of sand and man.

 

As I

Turned to leave

I knelt

To retrieve

Several grains of sand

Knowing

That united

They form

The beach

Upon which I stand.

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