Return to Dust

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Today I am sharing a poem I wrote in 2013. It’s called Return to Dust, I have shared this poema few times on the blog for Lent.

“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Return to Dust

I will become earth, return to the dust.

I will become earth, return to the dust.
The earth at least, I can trust.
A wind will come to blow the dust
away from the earth- to soar I must.

I will become earth, return to the dust.
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.

Free from the earth, land and sea,
walking on shores of immortality.
forever to live eternally.

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

At last I will be truly free.

“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.” C.S. Lewis

A variety of posts for Lent can be found here.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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