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DUST IF YOU MUST-Good to read poems-6

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by pammor, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. pammor

    pammor Senior IL'ite

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    Dust If You Must
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    How many countless hours have I spent cleaning? I used to spend at least 8 to 12 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect, "in case someone came over." Then one day I realized that no one came over; they were all out living life,
    having fun!

    Now, when people visit, I find no need to explain the "condition" of my home; they are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and enjoying it!

    If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice:
    Life is short - enjoy it while you can!
    And people don't care if your house is spotless just as long as they're welcome.

    Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better,
    To paint a picture or write a letter,
    Bake a cake or plant a seed,
    Ponder the difference between want and need?

    Dust if you must but there's not much time,
    With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
    Music to hear and books to read,
    Friends to cherish and life to lead.

    Dust if you must but the world's out there
    With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
    A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
    This day will not come around again.

    Dust if you must but bear in mind,
    Old age will come and it's not kind.
    And when you go and go you must,
    You, yourself, will make more dust.

    Remember, a house becomes a home when you can write "I love you" on the furniture!
     
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  2. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi pammor,


    Your this poem reflects my dilemma's and my husband's advice. he says the same, a house is to be a home and not a museum.

    Nowadays when my spinal spasms are more...i just sit and think on the same lines...but again i am back with the duster..that does not mean my house is spic and span....

    On the lighter side of it, i can write i love you everyday, though i dust some things daily, thanks to the pollution in chennai....
     
  3. pammor

    pammor Senior IL'ite

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    Hi Shanvy,
    "Cleaniness is next to Godliness",So we hav to keep dusting out the dust as much as we can.We really hav to thank the Polution in Chennai:iagree
    Pam
     
  4. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    That was a cool poem Pammor
    I liked the whole poem but the last line the most write if you can I LOVE YOU on the furniture.
    In this case there is no need of dusting at all.............
     

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