Lump of Dust

by Marvellous   Nov 28, 2016

When sunshine gives it a handshake
It rottens into soak of sweat
When it looks, cold is in the air
Its wind pipe inflames with catarrh

Give it some weeks after clean shave
Wild it regrows, bushy as old
Allow it find some rest in sleep
And address what filth, mouth can be

Sip the juiciest drink there can be
On check out point, it's your poison
Masticate your most garnished meals
On exit, it's your worst perfume

Should the rain, beat on those long hairs
Oh my God! it looks we're in grave
Paint it with the best artistry
Before sunset, it's washed away

Do these apply to your own skin?
Then, give me one reason to boast
We simply are decaying dust
The best we can, is stay humble

Whether soap, sweet perfume or cream
We are simply buying some time
In a while, again we decay
We can only prepare our soul.


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  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    I actually think I think like a 50-year-old but my, I came upon this poem from someone a year younger talk about decaying into dust. I love how you penned this inspiring write. The message was true to the bones. A great write!

  • 1 year ago

    by Naughtymouse

    M i am becoming an avid reader of your writing, you always have a very strong voice and I often find myself nodding as i'm reading, another great write from you here with an excellent wordchoice and general flow of the piece.

    Great job!


  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    "Whether soap, sweet perfume or cream
    We are simply buying some time
    In a while, again we decay
    We can only prepare our soul."
    Love those last few lines! Especially the 'we can only prepare our soul'. This is so very true! Every day we matter what...and it is not the outside looks that matter the most, but whats on the inside- such as your soul.

    This is a wonderful, insightful poem, full of imagery. Well done!

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    'The best we can is stay humble'

    A thoughtful line and insightful write in general, Marve. Some wonderful imagery and descriptive writing throughout.

    All the very best,


  • 1 year ago

    by sofia

    Great poem, with strong images and great musicality. And with just first the first verse you strucked my attention, wich is good.

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