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Grains Of Sand
by Candida L Eittreim
Thursday, March 09, 2006
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For all of us who have lost so many loved ones to death, this poem reflects the enormity of being the only one left behind.....

your lives slip through my trembling fingers

like grains of sand

leaving me alone in the prairie of desertion

where arctic winds howl an aggrieved discontent

over the empty land

of my haunted soul.

Tear-blind eyes seek you

wondering at this cruel game of now I see you, now you’re gone

that takes you so far away

to places I must not go.

Will you be there

at games end.. found at last?

When finally your hiding place is revealed?

 Your smiles filled with the love

 death so cruelly snatched away?

Leaving one who loves you all,

alone… seeking always for home

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Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 3/14/2006
Hi Candy
your lives slip through my trembling fingers/ like grains of sand
/leaving me alone in the prairie of desertion...
You need a bit of Blake sweetie "to see the world in a grain of sand/or heaven in a wildflower/to hold eternity in the palm of your hand/or infinity in an hour.
Your poem is beautifully wistful and soaked with yearning but check out William Blake's "Book Of Thel" and you will find we are never alone. The lines above BTW are from Auguries of Innocence by the same poet. Find his work at
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/10/2006
Very powerfully penned, Candida; being left behind can truly be a devastating experience.
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 3/9/2006
Lovely! My Mom felt that deep hurt when my Dad passed away. Then all of her friends passed before her, and there was so much lonliness for her, that it was for me to bear seeing her this way!

Well expressed!
Mary Lynn Plaisance
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