Poem:  Free Verse – “The Sacrifice” 

Thanks to The Daily Post for the prompt words Sacrifice, Shadow, and Beach.




There is such a thing as a sacrifice,

Suffeting for someone else,

Or something else.

I’m not sure if sacrifice,

Is worth the pain,

Worth the price paid.

But it’s often, not my choice.

Sacrifice is required, 

For those stuck in shadow,

Of every day hardship.

We must offer up ourselves, 

And heed the call,

We can’t let the shadows win. 

For there will be a time when to sacrifice,

Is worth the cost.

Grains of sand filling up an hourglass,

Counting grain by grain, 

For a jubilant day, 

When the price will have been paid.

The hourglass explodes,

The sands of time flow everywhere.

Shards of broken glass, 

Jabbing those who wonder to its beach,

Only in barefeet.

Never wearing shoes,

Not realizing the price paid.

The sacrifice the shadow takes,

To make time stand still. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.



5 thoughts on “Poem:  Free Verse – “The Sacrifice” 

  1. jacquelineobyikocha May 8, 2016 / 10:11 am

    I guess that’s why it’s called sacrifice because we would probably choose not to sacrifice but then we have no choice sometimes. Well depicted

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 May 8, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you Jacqueline. Yes, I agree with you. Sometimes we don’t have a choice but to choose the harder route and sacrifice something else, our dreams etc.


  2. clcouch123 May 9, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    “We can’t let the shadows win.” Well-expressed and true!

    The hourglass explodes,

    The sands of time flow everywhere.

    This is a great way to express the “jubilant day,” which arrives through sacrifice. There are telling spiritual messages throughout. Thanks, Mandi!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 May 9, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Thanks for reading Christopher. I’m glad you see the deeper meanings 🙂


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