Writer Highlight Featuring: April Lynne


On Shifting Sands

We gathered our hopes, our dreams
Watched them form
In shapes, sizes beyond our imagination
Success was our doorway,
Our entrance speaking volumes
Ornate, opulent – we had arrived!

Many of us breaking the glass ceiling
Hard at work, determination, ambition driving us,
Satisfaction wears a thousand faces
Behind the ladder of success;
A fragile existence
When the storms arrive…

Our castles in the sand
Crumbled, washed away
As the economy crashed
So did we
As wave after wave
Flat-lined our futures

We will live to learn
“Nothing is to be taken for granted”
The thin line of success and poverty
Tighter than ever
No longer building our castles,
We simply survive,
One timid day at a time;

Economy was a wave crashing
Ever lashing at what was,
Teaching us, what really matters…
To live within our means.

© Copyright, April Lynne 2015

Response to our Inspiration Call on October 11, 2015

Photo Credit: © Pixabay/Public Domain/Royalty Free Photos

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