Shawn L. Bird

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poem-dust January 28, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:46 pm
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The layers

speak of neglect

and distraction,

of time passing.

Traces of us

settle on ledges

and I am loath

to find a cloth

and wipe us off.


21 Responses to “poem-dust”

  1. Miss Rajput Says:

    Beautiful words, concise and quite striking. I’m a fan.

  2. All we are is Dust in the Wind……

    We are Stardust fallen from Heaven.
    Returning to Mother Earth to be scattered across the oceans, seas, plains……taken up by the wind once more.

    • Indeed. Blowing in the Wind is a classic from my childhood. Mr. Lavoie had us singing it back in grade 4. 🙂

      • Yes I Loved this song so much and still do. Recorded in 1973 I would have been 14. Songs had more and deeper meanings back in the 1960s and 1970s. The Lyrics made you think in those days.

      • Huh. That means it was new when I learned it.
        You know. I’m thinking of Blowing in the Wind, not Dust in the Wind! I sang Dust in the Wind along with the radio, but it was Blowing in the Wind with Mr. Lavoie.

      • Yes. I remember Blowing in the Wind. I believe that song was by Bob Dylan. Fond memories of what used to be called Assembly when we gathered in the auditorium. Every Wednesday girls had to be in white blouses and blue skirts. Boys white shirts with ties and blue or black pants. I can still see Mrs. Krugley leading the 3rd and 4th graders in the Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, High Hopes, John Henry and various other patriotic and inspiration kid songs. I’m not sure Assembly happens any more.

      • We have assemblies, but they’re usually about drug awareness and bullying prevention rather than singing!

  3. Oh! that hurt a little—how beautiful and quietly sad!

  4. davidprosser Says:

    At last, the perfect excuse not to pick up a duster.
    xxx Huge Hugs Shawn xxx

  5. yprior1 Says:

    ha! wipe us off – nice humor -<3

  6. T.R. Sanders Says:

    I love this so much I am a little upset that I didn’t write it! You’ve tapped into something I’ve been trying to reach with a few of my own “poems” lately, and you’ve done it beautifully. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Use lemon oil. At least our traces will go out sweetly.

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