Ibnu Din Assingkiri

Rookie - 0 Points (Singkir Laut, Kedah, Malaysia)

Footprints On The Beach


The footprint traces
Vanished by pounding
Waves. Was the tiredness
Of journey wasted without
Remains legacy. Though
Only footprints.

Was the walk wasted?
Along this coast,
Uncovered chapter-by-chapter
Story of the traveler
Imprinted million of traces;
But eventually, vanished.

Submitted: Saturday, October 05, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

About us, the writers....
*Translated from Ibnu Din Assingkiri's Malay Poems, 'Jejak-jejak Di Pantai'

Comments about this poem (Footprints On The Beach by Ibnu Din Assingkiri )

Enter the verification code :

  • Silver Star - 9,657 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/20/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    How true that our footprints vanish as waves crash onto the shore, wiping them away as if on a slate. We are all here on earth, putting our footprints in the sand while we are here, yet like our lives we will one day be washed away just like our footprints were. We have no say in this matter it is just the way it is. I often wonder what legacy if any, I will leave behind. Very thought-provoking poem Ibnu. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,690 Points Valsa George (10/5/2013 7:44:00 AM)

    We, the poets hope that the footprints we leave on the sands of time will remain indelible. But pounding waves come and wash them away! This is the grim reality! ! A powerful write with a nice analogy! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,905 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (10/5/2013 2:45:00 AM)

    Our footprints vanished by pounding wave our deeds were in vain gone un- printing /legacy we have but but blurred legacy, Fault with us Our legacy is with eternity but we are...Kon E commented about IInd war I thought about the Muslim whatever it may be something we are loosing thank you (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,283 Points Ken E Hall (10/5/2013 1:28:00 AM)

    Deep thoughts of a good question...footprints washed away could mean a thousand things...D Day in world war 2 comes to my mind, interesting...regards (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Inspiration, Henry David Thoreau

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. She looks nice, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. My Frozen Breeze!, rajendran muthiah
  3. ZZ Your Wish Is Granted, Saiom Shriver
  4. There Is No Good In Goodbye, Casarah Nance
  5. the old tatered guilt, Clara Keiper
  6. Going Ahead, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Bless You, Michael P. McParland
  8. Richard Doe, Adeosun Olamide
  9. The Most Important Part, Loyd C. Taylor
  10. Separate Paths, Lora Colon
[Hata Bildir]