Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beach Bowling for ONE SHOT

Beach Bowling

Is it possible to be under whelmed?
I formed a ball of wet sand
and gently rolled it onto the beach line.
It unraveled as it spun down the line.
It peeled off grains until it vanished.
The graceful release caught the attention
of friends and brought a chuckle
and a bit of amazement.
I build my world like a ball of sand
and hold it to show the work of my hands…
But it isn’t until I release it that
humility and grace appear as it disappears.
The spinning gets the looks, the laughs
and invites the wonder of what we all hold
in our hands that can be released.
I am under whelmed by the simplicity of it.


  1. and perhaps overwelmed by the result of it...until we let it go it is only ours to hold...nice one shot.

  2. you always have the most amazing thoughts and ideas..i love your beach ball one shot jerry

  3. An over-whelming (or under-whelming?) One Shot, Jerry!

  4. Simple and beautiful verse... I like the way you have created sand ball into an elegant show... of grace.
    thanks for sharing... a good idea too.

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  5. that was very profound....lovely poem..thanks for sharing pete

  6. This was a unique perspective. The under-whelming sort of leaves me melancholy...makes me think of that song by Peggy Lee, "Is That All There Is?"

  7. I thought I had posted a comment but I must have lost it somewhere.

    I think we all construct that ball of wet sand, and then we find it slipping through our fingers, and becoming an unformed pile on the ground.

    Really like this, Jerry.

  8. Most excellent poem My friend...
    Great One Shot....G

  9. To me, the poem is a peaceful reminder of how much of value I can do apart from the Lord: Nothing. Simply nothing.


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