Ashes to Dust

Updated on January 26, 2018

Another piece of me falls apart

Breaking down from the pressure taken

Broken bits get blown away

A closed vessel feels so open


No one to shed my tears

No tears of my own to shed

Hungry mouths stare from above

As curtains draw on this life I’ve led


It wasn’t really much of a show anyways

No broken bones from hard fought wars

No scars to show for the pain I’ve felt

No crime to throw me behind bars


I had never had any family to call my own

No one to carry my legacy

Don’t have much of a tale anyways

As boring a life could be


Another piece blows away in wind

From nothing into nothingness

One more makes its way to the ground

As I feel the burden of one piece less


As my skin turns to dust

And my body starts to while away

Fear starts to grip me

There’s still a lot I want to say


I shout a loud thank you

to the friends I never got to thank

We rode the same boat in life

In that same one, together we sank


I place half a hand on my dog’s forehead

My broken smile telling him, its fine

I can’t bear for him to see me go

As I throw his stick further away, one last time


As my whole body withers away

Only the right hand left of me now

With the final few words I got left in me

I call out to my one true love


Those priceless moments we spent together

Looking back they only seem a few

I hope its not too late to tell you

Just how much I

*Pen Drops* *Silence*

© 2018 Vivek

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    • Vivek Natarajan profile imageAUTHOR

      Vivek 

      10 months ago from Hyderabad

      @ Annie Thank you so much!

    • Darknlovely3436 profile image

      Annie 

      10 months ago from NewYork

      Those priceless moments we spent together

      Looking back they only seem a few

      I hope its not too late to tell you

      Just how much I

      *Pen Drops* *Silence*

      great ending lines

    • Vivek Natarajan profile imageAUTHOR

      Vivek 

      10 months ago from Hyderabad

      Thank you so much :)

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      Marie Allred 

      10 months ago from Missouri City

      You are awesome, I can't wait to read more of your work!

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