This poem, dating back to my college years, still speaks to me.
I found a rock upon the beach
A weather-beaten, battered rock
Who loved to stand and bear the wavesAnd greet the rushing waters - day by day.
I bound myself to that rock I found -
I could not tear myself away.
Two fearless lovers we becameAnd met the rushing waters in our way.
But rocky coast turns into sand
When time and waters have their way.
And two who stood to face the waves
Turned into sand and blew away.