SH (March 17,1971 / Edmonds, Washington)

Castles

Try to build your castles
To build them out of reach
For the tide to make them level
Flattened on the beach
Build as high as you want to
Ten feet off the ground
Tide takes a matter of seconds
Till it brings your castle down
It all seem all so pointless
To waste away a day
To go into great detail
When it'll all be swept away
It all seems all so pointless
To waste away a life
To try to build your castles up
And have them torn down over night

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One can naturally assume that the castles in your poem are castles of sand. They don't have to be real castles of sand. This is metaphorical. I understand the true meaning of your poem. This poem is 'heavy' and hits the psyche without remorse. We can all identify to it. We have all built castles of sand. Nice work... James