Dust To Dust


A ball of cotton

Solitary

Falls to earth

Turns into dust


A caterpillar

Weaving a cocoon

The silk strands broken

Turning to shreds


No value attached

Dust to dust

No one to own

No one to care


The cotton harvested

The yarns ginned

The silkworm collected

The yarns reeled


Warp runs cotton

Weft runs silk

Colours added

Patterns designed


The cloth woven

The story told

Value attached

Everyone wants to own


Now the cause of love

The cause of grief

The cause of obsession

The cause of longing


With course of time

The threads unravel

Dust to dust

No one to care


Ah! So it is

With the elements

Coming together

To form a human


Now the cause of love

The cause of grief

The cause of obsession

The cause of longing


With course of time

The body disintegrates

Dust to dust

No one to care


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