Dust

Dust

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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My soul

feels

the burn

of humanity

 

I sweep the dust

under the rug,

 

where it smolders.

 

Today,

instead,

 

I will rise

 

from

the

ashes



© 2014 Rita L. Sev



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Rita L. Sev
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This is definitely inspiring. Great job!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Brittany!
A departure of sorts for you my friend...I was anticipating a dark piece after the first half or so but it gets a positive lift at the end...I'm still shaking those ashes off but hopefully I'll be mobile enough to rise at some point haha Nicely done Rita :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

Always a pleasure my friend, and a fine tribute :) My pattern goes the opposite way, as you've prob.. read more
Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

That's what we call "balance in the Universe"... :) LOL!
kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

LOL Oh it's great for the Universe, it's my balance I'm worried about ;)
well done Rita; thought provoking and inspiring at the same time ... this is a wonderful time in the Catholic Church and tho not a member I am always humbled and reminded of our place on the earth .. as well as God's Son Jesus Christ ...

"I sweep the dust
under the rug,

where it smolders." really gets me .. beautiful!
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thank you, E - yes, I always feel more connected to my faith during Lent... So glad this resonated.
Inspiring this is. This is good Rita

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Cassie
I really like this one. Great job kid.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Mark - and thanks for the "kid"... LOL!
Wow Rita, this one gave me goosebumps, an affecting few lines. Kudos!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Goosebumps - what a compliment! :) Thank you, Frieda!
Nice. Beginning of Lent/beginning of life.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Marie - yes, this is my view of the season.
Simply splendid, enjoyed the read and thanks for sharing


Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thank you, A - glad you enjoyed!
This is a great example of simple and effective poetry. You sweep the embers under the mat and feel the smoldering only to burn and destroy at some point, but rather create an existence, an entity from them and rise.

Awesome.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Xavier!
A little dark one here my friend. Something different but something wonderful.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

3 Years Ago

A bit shadowed, but the light is coming... Thank you, Jack.

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