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Every grain counts

By J. R. LowePublished 9 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Jens Aber on Unsplash

Do you ever wonder

If you recovered all the precious

Seconds made of sand that were

Thrown to the breeze in fleeting moments, you’d have enough to build a castle?

Reaching for daydreams cost the gates,

Assaulting wallets with adventures cost the hall,

Chasing curiosity caused

The battlements to fall. But still, did you let those grains escape

In moments of mislead attention, for you knew:

Once the final grain was spent, in place of castle walls, there'd be a beach of moments to admire knowing you

Never wasted them at all


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About the Creator

J. R. Lowe

By day, I'm a PhD student, by night.... I'm still a PhD student, but sometimes I procrastinate by writing on Vocal. Based in Australia.

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  • Babs Iverson5 months ago

    Wonderful!!! Loved this one too!!!💕♥️♥️

  • Donna Fox (HKB)8 months ago

    I love the depth and abstract feel of this piece! The use of metaphor and vivid imagery takes the reader to another place where we get to collect all that "wasted" or "lost" time. It feels whimsical and enchanting, the idea of making up lost time and it all building up to be something more. I personally don't believe in lost or wasted time. I think everything happens for a reason, there's no rush to "hurry up and wait". You get to where you're supposed to be, when you are supposed to be there. To me a thing called fate is what comes into play when I think of lost time... I missed my train so I could sit next to a handsome man and build a connection that turns to love. I went for a walk that lasted longer than I intended but found inspiration for great story along the way... Time isn't tangible, it's fluid and carried us down the river of possibilities as long as you're willing to go for the ride! My thoughts on the concept anyway...

  • L.C. Schäfer9 months ago

    Oh this is GOOD! I hope it gets Top Story. Such great imagery. 😁

  • Brenton F9 months ago

    This is so close to pure beauty it's not funny. I'm so impressed - I love it!

  • Brilliant use of imageries! Such a beautifully written poem!

  • Aphotic9 months ago

    I might have to read this a few times. Beautifully put together and deep.

  • This is a fresh and resounding inspiration❤️📝Great writing💯❗

  • Ash Taylor9 months ago

    Oh this is gorgeous, I loved reading it! Wonderful theme and use of imagery.

  • Paul Stewart9 months ago

    This...this is so good. Very philisophical and sublimely penned! Great entry!

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