12.10.2013

Return to Dust

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I will become earth,
return to the dust.

I will become earth,
return to the dust.

The earth at least,
 I can trust

I will become earth,
return to the dust.

A wind will come
to blow the dust
away from the earth-
to soar I must.

At last I will fly,
unseen,
 to the sky
carried higher and higher,
beyond the mind's eye.

At last, I will be truly free
from wounds inflicted
bodily, 
mentally,
emotionally.

At last, I will be truly free.
Free from the earth, land and sea,
walking on the shores of immortality.

At last, I will be truly free,
forever to live eternally.

At last I will be truly free,
return to the dust-
obscurity.


Linking with my friends over at dVerse.

and Emily for Imperfect Prose:

16 comments:

  1. my MOL always wants her ashes to be strewn from a boat into the river... sounds comforting to me but is illegal over here...so..

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    1. Claudia, We did that with my Grandmother by her last wishes in a place I shan't disclose...for the same reason.
      Happy OLN!

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  2. wow the repetition works really powerfully in this dawn...and to dust we will return...and then perhaps then we will fly....the trusting of the earth i thought powerful as well...

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  3. The repetition works so well here--just a wonderful write!

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  4. Kind of comforting and scary at the same time! I like the rhythm of the repeating lines, keeping beat with the movement of the poem.

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  5. There is indeed beauty in returning to the dust of the earth. Your poem leads me to believe that death is nothing to fear. However, everything in its own time, and I'm not ready yet. Smiles.

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    1. Mary, I popped back over to your place and wanted to congratulate you on your recent Lulu publication ! Sorry I missed that on the first visit. Congrats!

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  6. The repetitive verses give this power ~ An ode to living life to the fullest, never afraid of death ~

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  7. Nicely done! The repetition works beautifully.

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  8. very powerful piece... I truly believe that we as human beings have a deeper connection to the earth than we're aware of... and when our souls leave, the body and earth finally become one... I love the sounds of crashing waters on here as well... when it first started it scared me and I thought my laptop was about to burst into flames tho... smiles.

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    1. Anthony, that cracked me up! Thanks for coming by!

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  9. You inspire me to try poetry. I know I don't have the gift with it that you do, but there's something so central to finding the best words to express what you want to say. You do it well, friend! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  10. The power of this lies both in its presentation and in the message.. of being totally free and without care and soar as dust... a powerful image.

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  11. You are a gifted poet. Thank you for this today. I read a lot in between the lines...but it's all good. The wonderful thing is, although our body may return to the dust of the earth...our spirit will live forever...where there is no pain, sorrow, or DUST!

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  12. Dawn,
    Love the repetition of "truly free" and the imagery of freedom...Thanks for sharing your gift :)

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walk along the shore with me and leave your footprints in the sand-
I'm listening, friend...in November I will not be replying so often, but instead slip quietly over to your place for a visit. ;)