Dust

He collected a bowl of dust,
and quickly hid it into a green bottle.
The bottle's weight didn't change much,
but his heart had changed a lot,
since his parent's relocation to the North-pole.
Everything around him felt frozen and remote;
sometimes he felt as though he was in a giant freezer,
preserving memories of his blissful life in Africa.
He remembered how he slid on mud during rainy seasons;
the dust that surrounded dancers during celebrations;
the earth that swallowed the breathless in funerals....
Dust, he felt, was a gateway to the realm of Mother Earth.
A bottle of dust was his only way of smelling, touching, and feeling
the land of his ancestors.....



Date: 21/03/2017

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Date: 7/26/2017 10:18:00 PM
Very nice write, if you put it in a contest it would win :) thank you for liking my Brimming With Echoes :)
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Date: 7/28/2017 4:04:00 AM
Welcome, Debbie. You stroke the pen very nicely! ;-) Thank you for kindly applauding my work! *^_^*
Date: 4/2/2017 5:45:00 AM
Nice write. Congratulations on your win! Regards, John.
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Date: 4/4/2017 5:42:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind applause, John!! ;-)
Date: 3/30/2017 10:11:00 AM
Great! Congrats!
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/30/2017 6:29:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sushma!! :-)
Date: 3/29/2017 12:06:00 PM
I can really relate to your poem as my father was given a tin can of dirt from his homeland . Unique take on the theme and many congrats Teddy:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/30/2017 6:27:00 PM
Wow, Jan, that's really amazing!! Thank you for your warm applause, and enjoying my piece!! *^_^*
Date: 3/29/2017 9:56:00 AM
Congrats Teddy on a fine win!
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/30/2017 6:25:00 PM
Thank you so much, John!! :-)
Date: 3/29/2017 6:48:00 AM
Way to go Teddy, this Dust is worth saving, lol. Nice win, congrats.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/30/2017 6:24:00 PM
Lolest, at all cost. Thank you so much Phil, for your kind applause!! :-)
Date: 3/29/2017 2:43:00 AM
Great. Congratulations on your win. The meaning of dust is what we make it. Kai
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/30/2017 6:22:00 PM
Wise words you've said, Kai. Thank you so much for your kind applause!! :-)
Date: 3/28/2017 11:39:00 PM
Congrats on your win Teddy
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/30/2017 6:20:00 PM
Thank you so much, Joseph!! :-)
Date: 3/28/2017 9:37:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Teddy. I love what you did with the theme.
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/30/2017 6:19:00 PM
It took time to think about the theme.... Thank you so much Agnes, for your kind applause!! *^_^*
Date: 3/28/2017 9:28:00 PM
Teddy, congratulations on your win very nicely done ~*
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Date: 3/30/2017 6:17:00 PM
GreetingS, Eve. Thank you so much for your kind applause!! *^_^*
Date: 3/28/2017 8:55:00 PM
The earth that swallowed the breathless, its a metaphoric blessing to read. Congratulations on your win. a fave for me.
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Date: 3/30/2017 6:16:00 PM
Thank you so much Janis, for enjoying, faving and applauding my write!! *^_^*
Date: 3/28/2017 8:19:00 PM
Beautiful, creative! Congrats on your well-deserved win, Teddy! Janice
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Date: 3/30/2017 6:13:00 PM
Thank you so much Janice, for your warm applause!! *^_^*
Date: 3/26/2017 4:27:00 PM
wow, this is very UNIQUE. I see a WIN with this gem. Wonderful!!
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Date: 3/27/2017 7:41:00 AM
Thank you so much for loving and praising my work, Andrea!! *^_^*
Date: 3/26/2017 8:07:00 AM
Well penned..I like the contrast of the two locations..which showed how important dust was to him..A7
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Date: 3/27/2017 7:38:00 AM
Thank you so much Joseph, for taking time to read and enjoy my piece!! ;-)
Date: 3/21/2017 7:15:00 AM
Nice depth and love in 'dust' ... will not rust ...
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/22/2017 6:09:00 AM
Greetings, Probir. Thank you so much for your kind comment!! :-)