Clean If You Must
Clean if you must, but wouldn't it be better,
by Arielle Perkins
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between a want and a need?
Clean 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.
Clean if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
Run in a park and freeness gain
Clean 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.