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  On Sinking Sand
by J. Allen Wilson
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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On Memorial Day our area received torrential rains. It rained so hard that the drains on the street which were already clogged from a previous rain were unable to siphon off the water. What ensued was a wall of water cascading over the curb and slamming against the foundation of my home, collapsing the outer wall and flooding the basement with five feet of water ruining items stored there as well as destroying my furnace…thus no air in the 94 degree heat.

This day also coincided with the day I was to take Jan back to the Medical University in Charleston. I was able to get a contractor out before we left as well as meet with the insurance adjuster…They like all insurance companies are reluctant to pay…I don’t know what I will do since I can no longer after my late wife’s illness afford much of anything. My only hope lies in God and in his power to change the things that we cannot change.

On Sinking Sand


Dark green leaves blister the blue haze of the sky.

The air is thick and heavy; the birds unable to fly.

Steam climbs like serpents from the molding ground below.

The shadows of the day recline knowing not which way to go.


Oppressive heat robs the lungs of its life giving air.

The walls of generations collapse as strangers silently stare.

It is but my time to wait, my time to but wait and see.

Yet, I feel helpless as the foundation crumples beneath my feet.


Come now the night, come now yet another pouring rain.

My fears consume me as the house settles more and more each day.

Is collapse imminent? Is my home soon to meet fully with the land?

I do not know as these past two years have been more than one can stand.


J. Allen Wilson © 6/6/2010


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Reviewed by Barbara Henry
Moving,touching poem,'On Sinking Sand," but you must remain standing On Christ, the Solid Rock;because all else is 'sinking sand.'
Nothing lasts forever. The storm will pass!
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
When will it all end, is there no end to your torment and pain?? I have been following your life for the past years and I can tell you, no one human being should have half of what you have been given.

You are surely being tested and as far as I am concerned you are an amazing human being! There is that saying that we are not given anything we cannot handle.

God's blessings to you, Allen,
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
good heavens! prayers continue, thought provoking read
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
so sorry-positivethoughts go out to you
Reviewed by Lew Duffey
I shall keep you in my prayers.
God bless
Reviewed by Paul Judges
A very accomplished piece
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Yes, He will come through & help you through this rough time and you KNOW that darn right no worries, you are covered by Gods insurance plan...Ed
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