Each tiny grain of sand Marking the passage of time One by one One by one They slowly fall A breath, a grain of sand A sigh, a grain of sand A sob, a grain of sand A laugh, a grain of sand A moan, a grain of sand A smile, a grain of sand A tear, a grain of sand And then... A skipped heartbeat... A moments pause... And the hourglass turns
Thank you for your replies; they were very encouraging because I rarely ever write free verse poetry. But this poem came to me a while ago and I knew that I needed to write it. I'm such a structured person that sometimes it's hard to let go of rhythm and rhyme! I try though, and it's nice to hear people's comments when I do.