Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dust If You Must

Dust if you must,
But wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture,
or write a letter,
Make a card 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 always 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.

Rose Milligan, Lancaster, Lancashire, England.


Amy said...

I love this. So true. What a great thought to start off a brand new year with.

Sue Jacquette said...

I want to print this out and put it up on my fridge!