Liam Hughes

Rookie - 486 Points (25/03/1991 / Bedfordshire, UK)

Shadows And Dust - Poem by Liam Hughes

All we may be is shadows and dust
At least we can flow along with the gust
We'll end up travelling further than we must
At least our soles aren't turning to rust
We'll make it back in time maybe only just
Trying to figure out which ones we can trust

There comes a time when all things must end
Even when we're wasting time learning to pretend
All we remember is the times that we spend
Wondering how long until your broken hearts mend
The decisions we make are getting hard to defend
Wondering whether to break the rules that we bend

Where will these thoughts eventually lead
Tricked by our anger, then by our greed
Eventually, all prisoners have to be freed
Whether it's from what they desperately need
Can't decide if to retreat or if to proceed
Whether to tell truth or whether to mislead

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Shadows And Dust by Liam Hughes

  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (8/14/2017 9:40:00 AM)


    To remember that which one forgets,
    is the cause in life of fear of those whom know
    what's right and wrong.. iip
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (8/11/2017 1:17:00 AM)


    There comes a time when all things must end

    All we remember is the times that we spend
    Wondering how long until your broken hearts mend

    Whether to tell truth or whether to mislead
    great ideas, profound in thought. liked your poem very much dear poet. thank you. tony
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  • Bri Edwards (3/2/2017 4:23:00 PM)


    i had to check on the following. OF COURSE the U.K-ites and Americans do things differently! ! !
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    Farther vs. further

    Farther and further both mean at a greater distance, and they are used interchangeably in this sense. In the United States, though, farther is more often used to refer to physical distances, and further more often refers to figurative and nonphysical distances. For example, we might say that one mountain is farther away than another, while we might say the price of a stock (a nonphysical thing) fell further today than yesterday. This is not a rule, however, and further is often used for physical distances. The distinction does not exist in the U.K. and elsewhere in the (British) Commonwealth of Nations, where further is preferred for all senses of the word and farther is rare.
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    i enjoy good rhyming, as long as it doesn't interfere with a poem being otherwise good, often meaning 'understandable' to me, one reader. so far i'm enjoying the rhyming and have no 'bad' things to say about the poem otherwise. ;) ;) [so far]

    favorite line so far:

    Wondering whether to break the rules that we bend.............a fine line we are speaking of here, between bending and breaking. i was crossing the street yesterday. i had one half of my body inside the 'crosswalk' lines and the other body half out side the lines. a cop ticketed me for jaywalking, but he assured me the fine would be 50% of the usual fine for jaywalking.

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    when i Googled desperetly, i found:

    Showing results for desperately
    Search instead for desperetly
    Search Results
    des·per·ate·ly
    ˈdesp(ə) rətlē

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    good luck with making the decisions! ! ! !

    interesting poem.

    bri :)
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  • Cigeng Zhang (1/24/2017 12:49:00 AM)

    Shadows and Dust
    Our life is so limited compared to the universe. In the end, All we may be is shadows and dust. It's an insightful poem about life theme. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/1/2015 6:02:00 AM)


    so rhyming words. wonderful.
    There comes a time when all things must end
    Even when we're wasting time learning to pretend.

    so many wonderful ideas here in your poem. liked it very much dear Poet. thank you
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  • Nader Baheri (1/26/2013 10:10:00 AM)


    another great work.it really talks with me in a flowing way.~nb (Report) Reply

  • (1/26/2013 8:21:00 AM)


    A great flowing poem, like it. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/26/2013 8:21:00 AM)


    Telling truth is recognizing life. I like it.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 26, 2017


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