One small tiny grain of sand
is not as bad as dirt.
It's just a little sin I said.
Now what can one grain hurt?
As life grew harder every day,
they started piling up.
And even though I got my way -
so empty was my cup.
Futility! I looked around -
no hills, the desert flat.
I thought I was so very good,
but this, could not combat.
Sandy dust blew in my eyes -
and stung where’re I looked.
The sun so high up overhead.
It really, really cooked.
No roads or paths, just emptiness -
in land that didn't care.
My feet were burning in the sand.
Suns wrath was everywhere.
I ran that I might save me.
I worked horizons line.
The waves of heat were rising.
I thought I'd saw a sign.
Those far deceptions seized me
with waves of heat thereon.
Those fun mirages fooled me
and kept me moving on.
But salty sweat stung open sores
though that was not the worst -
mirages never satisfied
nor ever quenched my thirst.
My muscles ached from head to toe -
but stop, I didn't dare.
I plodded on for days and days -
not getting anywhere.
Finally, I stopped and dropped
and others I condemned.
Those tiny grains had bested me
and I collapsed on them.
For hours I lay there helpless -
prayed selfishly for rain -
then fell asleep exhausted -
done in by tiny grain.
Then I awoke quite suddenly -
with sand still on my face.
Showers of blessings pelted down -
and that, my friend, was grace.
I thanked the Lord profusely -
this selfish, evil man.
I turned my faith to heaven then.
I knew that this God can.
Just one tiny grain of sand,
held innocently in hand.
Once a tiny sin I said,
but now I understand.
Revelation 7:16 (NASB) "They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat..."
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**a writer of short story poems. www.ganderpoems.org/
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