Dust To Glass To Dust – Poem

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Dust To Glass To Dust – Poem.

You thought you would escape the dust.
You denied it’s sacredness.
You refused my utterances.
You thought dust was only:
The black soil you till crops.
The gray soil along the river beds.
The brown soil on the side walks.
You forgot!
Oh yes it is a common human trait!
To forget!
Thus, you tried to run away from the dust.
But you can’t run away from the dust.
Just like you can’t run away from yourself.
Don’t you see the dust?
It’s all around you.
Cleaning and wiping won’t make it disappear.
It’s in the glass!
Your drinking cup, the plate, the wine goblet.
Look at window panes and sky scrappers.
Tranparent, brittle, solid, majestic pieces of material.
Don’t be deceived!
Glass is just sand burned to high temperatures.
Glass may not be as particulate as ash but it’s all dust.
Sand, soil, glass, ash!
It’s all dust
It’s in the brick walls and tiles.
The silica and limestone.
It’s on the cement floors you step on.
It’s on your counter tops.
The marbles and granite.
You can’t run away from the Dust.
It’s all around you.
The earlier you accept it, the better.
From dust you came!
From dust you feed!
From dust you heal!
From dust you live!
To dust you shall return.
To dust you shall rest.
To dust you shall hide.
To dust you shall become.
Take care of the dust! It’s sacred.

Bible Verse:

When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

Exodus: 3.4-5


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