My Favorite Poem

Dust if You Must by Rose Milligan
  1. Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better -- To paint a picture, or write a letter, -- Bake a cake, or plant a seed; -- Ponder the difference between want and need?
  2. 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.
  3. Dust if you must, but the world's out there -- With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair; -- A flutter of snow, a shower of rain, -- This day will not come around again.
  4. Dust if you must, but bear in mind, -- Old age will come and it's not kind. -- And when you go (and go you must) -- You, yourself, will make more dust.