Mel. Samuel

Dust - Poem by Mel. Samuel

I sift through sealed windows or any tight-shut door,
I spread myself and proliferate on furniture and floor.
I'm the bane of fussy housewives who wipe me fast away
But I soon sneak back, all determined to stay.

I seep down like silent snow on places far and wide
I'm found throughout creation, that's my joy and pride.
I float in wispy drifts in the space between the stars,
My insubstantial substance is even found on Mars!

Look in any buried coffin or any ancient tomb
There you're sure to see I've quietly taken room.
Being universal I'm there because I must;
The Bible says it for me: ashes to ashes
dust to dust.

Topic(s) of this poem: home

Poet's Notes about The Poem

dedicated to my cleaning lady, in sincere appreciation for keeping my house neat and clean

Comments about Dust by Mel. Samuel

  • Chinedu Dike (11/30/2015 4:40:00 PM)

    Beautiful train of thought, lovely kind gesture to a devoted house keeper, in sincere appreciation for her diligence. A well articulated piece of poetry nicely penned in good rhyme scheme from the heart. Thanks for sharing Mel. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/6/2015 4:10:00 PM)

    Sleeping down like silent snow is very interesting with imagery you have shared here. Spreading thought and emotion of self is nice in sharing...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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