Between pain and gain

English: Frozen marshland at Coatham near Redc...

English: Marshland, Cant Hills A marsh and poo...

English: Marshland, Cant Hills A marsh and pool in Cant Hills Plantation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I walked to the shore with the only bucket I inherited in my life
To gather and carry the sand to my building site by the marshland
Spoon by spoon, since the day I was born on this shore
Till I thankfully had enough sand heaps to finish my house
Because I couldn’t afford to remain out there by the beach

I shed generous amounts of tears from the pains of my life
To wet and mould the sand on my building site by the marshland
Drop by drop, since the day I stepped on this building site
Till I thankfully had enough sand paste to finish my house
Because I couldn’t afford to languish out here by the marshland

I poured out strength after strength from all of my life
To mould and lay each brick on my building site by the marshland
Brick by brick, since the day I started toiling on this building site
Till I thankfully had enough sand bricks to finish my house
Because I couldn’t afford to die out there by the beach

I finally finished what I set out to do in my life
The climate had been known to be good out in this marshland
I built a fence around my NEW LIFE on this building site
I made the roof and a garden to finish my house
I told all my friends and enemies out by the beach

P.S.: Finally I settled down in peace and sweet relief to my new life
Till the day the rainstorm came and wrecked my life in a new way
And now, all I held on to as my new life wash away slowly and carefully before my eyes

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4 responses to “Between pain and gain

  1. That was a glimpse of gold, sir. Metaphorically I guess we all encounter this, but curious to know if there is some reality to it.

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