Sand castles built in a dreamSurrounded by silver streams 

Pain can be unbearable

Sometimes we use metaphors to explain simple things that mask complicated emotions

So to me, we are sand castles 
Sand castles with the sun to brighten days and moon to light up nights

Sand castles have no legs, so I grew secure you would never leave,

they have no lips, so I knew no evil would part from you mouth

And because you were built before me,

I lay my foundation in you

You housed my fears and because you were always close by, 

I leaned on you with all my strength and you carried the weight of my souls architectural flaws
We are sand castles on a beach

Surrounded by life’s waters and passers by entering in and out of our space

Leaving their footprints on our shores

Some added layers turning castles into kingdoms of queens and kings while others found pleasure in kicking down our exteriors

Breaking my sandy heart, failures at school,

jobs I could never get and things I could never afford

Yet we are sand castles and we remained dead set in our pursuit of happiness
Not dead, eternally committed
Eternally committed like you became when life’s waters washed away your existence carrying the sands of your soul to places I can’t reach

After all we were sand castles, so I have no hands to touch you

I have windows that sweat but because the sun is bright, 

they dissipate before they touch the ground

And because howls under the moonlight are a norm no one sees inside my smiling exterior a loud voice screams to the place where sand castles are built in the sky

that the master builder reinstate your design and bring back the place I could depend on
Pain can be unbearable

We use metaphors to explain simple things that mask complicated emotions

Copyright © 2017 Jade Novelist

But I just can’t think of a metaphor for “I miss you”
This poem is an extract from my book “BLVCK Ink“, for more poems from the book, download them at

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