I am fortunate enough to live in Perth where we have over 80 kms of glorious sandy beaches and a further 10,000 kms around the coastline of Western Australia.
I love to see the patterns that the waves can make upon the sand. However I have always felt there is something mystical about footprints and so writing to express this came easy one day in November of 2017.
Footprints in the Sand
Leave your footprints in the sand
From life’s long journey on this land
The depth of passions, you have felt
Are born from experience, you are dealt
Love and joy, and, faith and hope
Shield you from, that slippery slope
But when at times, if you might trip
Do not despair, it’s just a blip
For cycles like waves, do come and go
Your footsteps will meld, with life’s rich flow
Whilst taking a breath, you stop to stare
Then glance behind, to see what is there
They’ve already left, claimed by soft lapping waves
Recorded with time, as are notes from a clave
© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2017 – Expression #177 17.11.17
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