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  Drifts of Sand
by Sandi Lyn Schraut
Tuesday, April 23, 2002


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Sliding into drifts of sand
That lags me into dune and heat
A heart so damaged it barely thuds
Just limping slowly without fire

The living part survives just barely
Clinging on dry cliffs despairing
Overhanging space and time
clawing upwards inch by inch

God, I cry, why must I try,
So hard to reach the glowing sun?
Is there reward for this survival
Somewhere for this wretched girl?

I strive and hope for spirit water
With thirst for more and more
Yet days pass without redemption
Just sands of time drifting down

The desert saps this life’s dear juices
Parched soul and heart, exist on hopes
No food or drink that quenches longings
And hope is dying cell by cell

Such risk of going forward thirsty
But turning back is surely death
So risk or not my feet keep lifting
I reach for bluer, moister skies

This spirit aches for loving souls
Who share the laden table’s dishes
And those who lift the cup of friendship
And toast the day with passions kiss

So step by burdened step I go
With my last strength I trudge
And reach with trembling fingers bold
For life’s rewards of gold





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Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 4/24/2002
Greatly expressed here--the emotions, the imagery, the theme...
Reviewed by Trixie Love 4/24/2002
Hi Sandi,
It takes life's
struggles to make us
who we are today...

Great write...
Trixie
Reviewed by angel michael 4/24/2002
thought I was walking with you a moment...

~~michael~~
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 4/24/2002
Sandi,

This is well written and I like what Robert & Eileen said as well. Life does make you wonder at times "When do I get my turn" but if we think about it, we've all been very blessed. I love ya Girlie Girl.

Janet xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Kathy (Aislin) Bailey 4/24/2002
FANTASTIC!
blessings
Kathy
Reviewed by J John (Reader) 4/24/2002
Excellant write ... hope u dont really feel this way though ;-) ... j
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 4/24/2002
Excellent write!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 4/24/2002
I agree with Eileen and Robert they both know what they are talking about and I couldn't put it better
Reviewed by jude forese 4/23/2002
the sands of time drift from our fingers...the spiritual gold of life ramains bonded to them...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/23/2002
beautiful expression of the climb towards eternity with all of it's struggles and rewards...
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