Ground Down


Ground down
From a giant rock to a small pebble

Rolled
Tumbled

Washed from the mountains
Dropped into the river

Forced into the current
Worn away inch by inch

Frozen in winter
Blasted by the torrents of spring

Slowly changing
Rounding
Conforming
Becoming what I don’t want to be

Slammed in the rapids
Pushed
Reshaped

Ground down
Warn away

Once proud
Strong
Just a fragment of what used to be

Now just a small pebble washing into the mighty sea…

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6 thoughts on “Ground Down

  1. This is an excellent piece. I can feel the wearing down of life – I hinted at it in my own poem Christmas… I totally feel it when you said, “Once proud/Strong/Just a fragment of what used to be…”

    Great write.

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