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Home, Now

Should you venture home, now,
And see the cobbles gone,
Hear the rattle on steel shutters
As the rain falls on and on,
You might as well be leaving
Just the way that you arrived,
For there’s nothing for you here, now,
Nothing has survived.

Should you tread the streets, now,
Between the alien facades,
And puzzle at the structures
In the cul-de-sacs and yards,
You should do yourself a favour,
And turn away into the rain,
For there’s nothing left for you, now,
Nothing to remain.

Should you reach the house, now,
And fail to recognise,
The brickwork and the curtains
And the car parked on the rise,
You really should be going,
From the freshly painted door,
For there’s nothing of your life, now,
Nothing anymore.

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  1. Date: 1/12/2010 12:51:00 PM
    Ahhh, a very well written poem. Outstanding, in fact. I Hope to hear back from you one day. It was reccommended to me by Frank that I read your poetry and he greatly admires you. I hope you will become a regular again here. I have been here just three weeks myself. Andrea

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 2:15:00 PM
    So sad, my ex must feel this way, it's been 6 years and he can't bear to come to what was his house; though I'd welcome him. Please enter your above average talent in my The Chairs Tale Contest. Sunday is the last day! Light & Love Debbie

  1. Date: 12/1/2008 9:22:00 AM
    Hey to you, Tony! You always write so perfectly. The flow here is smooth and emotive. 'Home is where the heart resides'?, I will look at it through this context, though it is most probably more. The images create an atmosphere of abandonment and new beginnings. The whole piece is crammed with symbolisms. I hope all's well with you, Tony. You are sorely missed in here..much the icon of this place.:) Best to you and yours...God bless! Mikki

  1. Date: 10/8/2008 10:59:00 PM
    Well I know one thing Tony - this poem is great. By the way my new book has just been released. Here are the links: Early order “Poet Coet” through Target on-line: Preview “Poet Coet”at: I'd appreciate your spreading the word. Thanks. ED

  1. Date: 9/10/2008 3:46:00 PM
    this write tugs at my heart, great write, take care D-nyce

  1. Date: 9/10/2008 3:14:00 PM
    being a victom of forclosure i understand this too much. the rhyme was great and so was the point. you don't want to go back. John H Loving III