Treasure Island

Leslie Ching

(January 8,1995- / Toronto, ON, Canada)

Ashes to Ashes


Will you remember me
After I’m gone?

[[ a s h e s to a s h e s,
d u s t to d u s t ]]

When eternal slumber takes me
Under the earth so cold; no,
I will dissipate into history
Like a hundred other souls
In this graveyard,
This graveyard of forgotten dreams.
Life makes one powerful, yet;
Why is it so delicate?

[[ a s h e s to a s h e s,
d u s t to d u s t ]]

As soft and fragile
As a young tree’s leaves
Easily carried off
On the slightest misgiving breeze.
When life has left them,
Will you remember
Your dear departed ones?

[[ a s h e s to a s h e s,
d u s t to d u s t ]]

Oh, the memory may remain
But how long will it last?
Only as long as reminders stay.
Shapeless, immaterial,
Precious memories -
Sweet as
A dropp of honey
Bitter as
The bite of cold
As fleeting as
Sparkling dew in the morning sun.
So when I rest in peace
Under the earth so cold
Will you remember me?

Submitted: Sunday, June 13, 2010
Edited: Thursday, August 04, 2011

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  • isatou Juwara (9/1/2012 7:33:00 AM)

    ashes to ashes...dust to dust...yes, you will be remembered by your poems....keep it up... (Report) Reply

  • Fubara Benstowe (7/11/2010 7:09:00 AM)

    This is very interesting, i like the lines, creativity and messages. Keep it up, you are very good. (Report) Reply

  • Craig Mize (6/15/2010 10:18:00 PM)

    What a great poem and what a great poetess you are. I have to be like everyone else this poem is a prefect 10 poem. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/15/2010 5:20:00 AM)

    So when I rest in peace
    Under the earth so cold
    Will you remember me? u r perfectly grown as poetess.. no doubt abt it....10

    read mine rest is piece (Report) Reply

  • Surelychoo Certain (6/13/2010 7:52:00 PM)

    Awww of course I'll remember you! :)
    I love your descriptive language and use of lining.
    And the thingamahjiggy in the chorus or refrain or whatever.
    You know, the [[a s h e s to a s h e s, d u s t to d u s t ]] thing.
    Nice job! 10+++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

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