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Dust unto Dust

There's simply
No magic in life!

Yeah, there's no 
magic password "Open Sesame"
Nor an Aladdin's magic lamp,
There's no Midas touch
Nor any Philosopher's Stone,
There's no crystal ball
No magic wand
No flying carpet
Nor a magic mirror;
There's no magic mantra
Nor an Aesculapius' Staff,
No Atlantis,
No Holy Grail,
No Elixir or Ambrosia,
And, no Hell or Heaven;

There will neither be
A Kingdom of Heaven on earth,
Nor an afterlife Paradise!

Beseech not
the hand of Lady Luck
Nor pin your hopes
on that pot of gold,
Do not embark on a voyage
seeking the Treasure Island,
Nor venture out to find
the fabulous Eldorado.

In the sweat of his face
Man will eat his bread
until into the ground
forever he is laid,
For he is born of dust
And unto dust he'll return!

Copyright © Abdul Malik

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  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:55:00 PM
    this is different and I love it.. Abdul, how can you say it does not exist.. LOL, perhaps you are right, now I see why you got first place in Nathan's contest.... Congrats... Hugs ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 8:22:00 AM
    Well done! Enjoy your success...BG

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 7:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win, very convincing expressions, abdul

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:44:00 AM
    - Wonderful win, Abdul ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 11:41:00 PM
    Freaking awesome!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 3:21:00 PM
    This is so true. That from dust we we came and to dust we will return. I do believe that There is a better life after this one , because our spirits have to go somewhere. Anyway I guess we will find out. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 2:50:00 PM
    wow, I see you believe in no afterlife?? But you cannot prove it is NOT true! I really like your way with words!

    Malik Avatar Abdul Malik
    Date: 9/17/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BUT I CAN!! I have been there and back! And, I can prove it. But you don't wanna know, do you?