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Dust If You Must.. a little poem from my daughter :)

Dust If you must, but wouldn't it be better

To paint a picture or write a letter,

Bake a cake of plant  a seed,

Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust If you must,but there's not much time,

With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,

Music to hear and books to read

Friends to cherish and life to lead

Dust If you must,but the world's out there,

With the sun in your eyes,the wind in your hair

A flutter of snow,a shower of rain

This day will not come around again.

Dust If you must,but bear in mind,

Old age will come and its not kind

And when you go_ and go you must- 

You yourself will make more dust...  

Motto of this for me.. let's go kick up some dust !!!

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I give it a respectful 8 as a poem but a full 10 as a tentative to avoid doing house chores... :D

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Yeah Secan..more time for dreaming drool drool running things and.. your lovely pixies!

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I love this Rose Milligan poem - it's my motto in life :)  


Ahh you know it :) barmybit.. I am.Not a very knowledgeable lycra clad granny..but begining to understand the meaning of life :)  never to late xxx



So much my motto in life that for the first time ever, I baked fish and did some sewing this week - I'm 48 :D

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This is perfect! 😊😆😊

My mum used to say "dust is clean if you don't disturb it"  !!!

I must confess to being  messy and not the most houseproud! I try but somehow it just doesnt happen!!but my car did get its yearly wash today for its MOT!😊


I like to think of what Quentin Crisp said: after four years, the dust doesn't get any worse.


I love this poem. I wish I was one of those people who's house is spotless, but I'm not and I never will be.

 Dust if you must, but much better still

To put on your trainers and run up a hill



Love it! My daughter is 15 and we've crossed over a line...she used to badger me to spend more time with her, now I have to badger her to spend time with goes by so quickly, this is a good reminder to slow down xx


Beautiful poem. Time is precious.

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Wise words indeed! 😊


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