Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dust and Cobwebs--By Robert A. Dufresne--United States

Dust and Cobwebs

Cobwebs catching settling dust,
they save me much work.
Machinery showing rust,
a colorful quirk.

It’s all a total must.
It’s part of what is;
like a pie with a crust,
a soda with fizz.

One shouldn’t sweat the small stuff,
like a dust bunny under the bed,
or a golf ball in the rough.
They’re just cobwebs in one's head.

Robert A. Dufresne was born in Vermont and raised on a dairy farm. After four years in the Navy and trying his hand at a couple of trades, he settled in as a self employed remodeling carpenter for 31 years. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1998, where he continued his career. He began writing poetry in 2009 .


  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem, Robert. I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Robert, thank you for sharing your talent with this lovely well written poem. True it is that life is all in how you look at it. And we must not sweat the small stuff. Life is too short for that. Dust bunnies? Let them be I say until another day.

  3. Yes I enjoyed this visit to a farm shed........nice to just be
    Enjoyed the read.

  4. This is an awesome example of a fun write. You have given me a chuckle when you mentioned the dust bunnies, I loved that metaphor. I surely loved reading this tremendous piece this evening, great work.