a speck of grace.


lost in imagination
inside worlds of my own creation
I never wanted to leave
the romance of the stories I weave

but my mind has locked the door
cannot break through that wall anymore
outside in the cold and grey
cast aside, abandoned, tossed away

is it over? am I done?
I don’t think I ever could have won
so I sigh and take my place
and try to live with a speck of grace


©2016 what sandra thinks
[lovely art by Hajin Bae]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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28 Responses to a speck of grace.

  1. Simon says:

    Its hard to have grace when all around take it from you.. I feel you Sandra ☺

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  2. Meg Sorick says:

    Hey now… I can’t believe you’re done. Just chill till the holidays are over and you’ll get back to writing. I’m hoping you’ll help me ‘bake’ this year. 🙏

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  3. VictoryInTrouble says:

    You’ll get it back. I’m in much the same boat with writing. It used to come much easier. Sigh. Maybe we should grow some “medicine,” to help our creativity. 😄

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  4. R 'i' P says:

    Beautifully expressed, Sandra !

    Liked by 1 person

  5. That was beautiful, Sandra. I’m planning on 2017 being a much better year. Join me?

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  6. magarisa says:

    I love the flow and nostalgic tone of this piece. The picture goes with it really well!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Grace and mercy very much intertwined. Grace is undeserved mercy and mercy is a gift. I’m sad you are stuck in the grey but I’m praying you find inspiration and more than a speck of grace. It’s always there, it’s free, something given, that you can’t be rid of. It’s just a matter of seeing it. So I pray for you, that you see light, grace, and happiness. I really want you to be happy. But I understand how tough things are at times with depression and the like.

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