Upended Hourglass

Here's a handful of sand 
from infinite grains on beach.
Then, open.
Now, concealed.

As they fall trying to escape,
more clearer is the picture other side.
Past provides clarity, and
Future is far from haze.

Both ends compete to
get full and gain meaning.
But course changes
only when extremities are reached.

Memories fade.
Memories accumulate.
With each falling grain,
heap rises to a new height.

Hands of past and future
attempt to grab the present.
They twist and turn events
but fail to affect the flow's pace.

These hands remain outstretched,
forever, to garner attention.
Like the upended hourglass,
only if time travel gets easier beyond minds!

This is in response to the ‘What Do You See Prompt’ by Sadje (any original writing inspired by the given picture – featured image). 


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  1. Mahesh Mali says:

    Nice one! Liked the concept behind this poem.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad you liked it. Thank you, Mahesh!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Interesting idea Anisha. Thanks for joining in the challenge

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      I’m delighted that you liked the idea. It’s a pleasure to write for the prompt, Mam.

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Happy Soul!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful writing, 🧡

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks so much, Jude!

      Like

      1. judeitakali says:

        Anytime Anisha 😊

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  4. Loved this beautiful poem Anisha 👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Glad to know that, Mam! Thank you.

      Like

  5. It’s wonderful! 💕 I love how you’ve written about our past and future trying to affect our present time.. 🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Priya. I’m glad you liked those words. It happens often. There’s a great influence of past happenings and even future plans in our present decisions. ❣

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      1. Absolutely! My pleasure dear ☺️

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  6. kittysverses says:

    This is interesting, Anisha. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Aishwarya! (:

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Anisha . 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Beautifully composed. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Rishika! ❤

      Like

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks for appreciation, Astha! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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