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by Melissa Arel




long after he leaves this earth
his legacy will continue
and stories will be passed down
through the generations
of how my father built a castle
from the sand that tried to bury him.



07/30/2018

Posted on 07/30/2018
Copyright © 2018 Melissa Arel

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Sarah George on 07/31/18 at 12:55 PM

Ah, this is so lovely. With just a few lines you've created this vivid portrait of a brave, resilient, and resourceful man.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 08/03/18 at 01:16 PM

What a tribute! As I think about it, so much of my life seems to be my attempt to build something our of that sand that I hope will be a castle and not just a moat or something that will float away. And I am truly fortunate if someone in THIS era will think a few of them are castles. Your father was obviously successful because here you are. Right here. Right now. Building a castle for us. Thank you.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/03/18 at 08:32 PM

So much said in these few lines. Really love the last two lines in particular.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/05/18 at 08:56 PM

Nicely put Melissa!

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 08/09/18 at 11:48 AM

A gem of a poem. And the end is a cherry on this tort.

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