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Build for a Wind
by Vivian L Dawson

Friday, September 21, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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~Build for a Wind~ 

Undermining strategy needing a
deep reserve of determination
and resolve impeding gainful
movement forward into
ramifications by the shifting
sand of your castle standing
in your way, pretty though
it may be, quickly becoming
one's liability

Unsettled in ways that make
it hard to get in touch with
your inner spirit of stability
when engaging gusting winds

Leave the sands with footprints
building on solid foundation any
given Sunday..a coming home
indicative within
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Our best built certainties are
but sand-houses and subject to
damage from any wind of doubt
that blows"
~Mark Twain~

(c) Build for a Wind
20September2012
Vivian L Dawson

 

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Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 10/1/2012
What strikes home for me are these words: "...pretty though it may be, quickly becoming/one's liability." This poem holds enormous credibility. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/27/2012
So wise and so right.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/25/2012
Lady Vivian ~
The inner spirit of stability. Wonderful write.
Keegan loves this "Sand Castle" !

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/24/2012
To build from within is where we will find our greatest strengths, Let the Wind Blow~
Reviewed by Rory Dall (Reader) 9/23/2012
For some reason a Hendrix song came into my mind when I read this poem on the theme of transience. I suppose no-one has come up with a better analogy than the sand castle. I like the little nod to John Muir's famous saying about footprints.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/23/2012
On any given Sunday, the shifting sands of football mesmerize the masses. I could give a flying***! ;-)

Your poem, on the other hand, is sound advice for those who build houses of their lives without considering the nature of their environment.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/22/2012
Symbolic and thought-provokingly meaningful. Thank you Lady Vivian. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/22/2012
i really like what Roger said here. This is wonderful poetry
Reviewed by Roger Wayne Eberle 9/22/2012
I enjoy the verbal dexterity with which you bombard your reader in an active passage through your poem, especially in this case where your subject is at once so static and impermanent... oh, the sophistry that goes into firming up so shaky a foundation as that house built of sand... yet all it takes is a shift in perspective to buttress bastions of faith and formulate a far firmer foundation... I also like the way you leave us with the internal ... it has to be an inner transformation, doesn't it? I agree wholeheartedly with Christine's concise comment below.

To the strength of a stable core...
Roger
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/22/2012
Nothing is ever certain with the exception of strife,
life, death, hunger, and taxes...all we can do is fortify all
we try to achieve around us and within us and then have a back
up plan :)

wonderful write Vivian

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/22/2012
Building ones home or emotions on a solid foundation with a safe base is always wise. I love this one! Great thoughts, Vivian.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/22/2012
Emotionally resonant writing, Vivian!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/22/2012
Build For A Wind - wise poetic words indeed.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 9/22/2012
A fascinating write as always great poetry Laura
Reviewed by william goldman (Reader) 9/21/2012
INTERESTING, INDEED!!!!!LOL HG
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 9/21/2012
I like the work. I was particularly struck by the thought of a thing of pleasure so easily becoming a liability. Our foundations are the key, indeed. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/21/2012
houses of sand succumb no longer than our footprints there upon
budd
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/21/2012
Interesting indeed...
fee
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/21/2012
Vivian, Beautifully stated...there are always obstacles we need to overcome to get the right path for which we are to be on.
Enjoyed much...

Deborah
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader) 9/21/2012
SAND CASTLES...HAVE NO DURABILITY LET US LIVE OUR LIVES AND MAKE DECISIONS THAT ARE SOUND..GIVING THEM A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT.
KEEP GOING VIVIAN...ANOTHER GOOD ONE TO SHARE WITH US TODAY, ANNA
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/21/2012
Building weak impediments in the guise of strength can, and shall become your Trojan Horse . . .



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