Footprints On The Beach Poem by Ibnu Din Assingkiri

Footprints On The Beach

Rating: 5.0

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.

About us, the writers....
*Translated from Ibnu Din Assingkiri's Malay Poems, 'Jejak-jejak Di Pantai'
Roseann Shawiak 20 October 2014

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

0 0 Reply
Valsa George 05 October 2013

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! !

0 0 Reply
Aftab Alam Khursheed 05 October 2013

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

0 0 Reply
Ken E Hall 05 October 2013

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

0 0 Reply
Ibnu Din Assingkiri

Ibnu Din Assingkiri

Singkir Laut, Kedah, Malaysia
Error Success