Sunday, 11 January 2009

Dust in time!

I had an e-amil off my friend, Jack Chambers, and thought you might like to share it. I've no idea who wrote it in the first place - you might. If so, let me know and I'll put the credits in. I absolutely love it though.....

Dust if you must.

Dust if you must,

but isn't it better, to paint a picture or write a letter,

bake cookies or cake, or plant a seed,

ponder the difference between want and need?!

Dust if you must,

but there's not much time, with beer to drink,

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, or 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 that kind.

And when you go - and go you must -

you, yourself will make more dust!

Share this with all the wonderful friends in your life. It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

Post script - Just in case you don't see the comments - Janet Jarell has kindly left a message -"A poem written by Rose Milligan of Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The poem was first published in the September 15th - 21st edition of The Lady (magazine) in 1998." - Thank you for the information, Janet. And thank you Rose Milligan for the poem - excellent

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