The Shifting Sands

via The Shifting Sands


Firstly for the Word of the Day Challenge, and this poem of the all-devouring Shifting Sands (which I believe may have been a metaphor for a part of the mind) based on probably one of my best Noteflight compositions, which you can listen to either below the poem itself (on its original page) or on my Soundcloud profile.

Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, so I can mention that this poem is one of the many featured in my most recent published collection; Day By Day. You really should buy yourself a copy if you haven’t already. Or even if you have, why not buy another?


Lost and alone

In these treacherous lands

Known only as

The Shifting Sands


Many have entered

Yet none survive

Not even the ones

Who make it out alive


For here in the dunes

‘Neath the unsetting sun

There’s no footprints nor markers

To guide your return


The Sands devour

Each step that you take

They want you to stay

They won’t let you escape


You may be tempted to run

But there’s nowhere to hide

The Sands have consumed

All those that have tried


Driven mad from the heat

The hunger and thirst

The Sands never forgive

Once you walk them, you’re cursed

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