At Art Group yesterday we were introduced to the poem below and all agreed what a good lesson in life it was, so thought I would share ….
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, and 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.
by Rosie Milligan
2 thoughts on “Dust If You Must”
Have always said a bit of dust never hurt anyone!!
I’ve had this poem for years and have passed it around. As a 90yr old I can heartily recommend it. Just wish it had come to my attention years ago