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The Old Building

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The Old Building

I had to turn back for a second look
What beauty
What grace
What elegance
What form
Despite the faded exterior
Despite the fallen plaster
The old building charmed me!
I strained to see more
Wanting to memorize each feature
Dreaming, wishing, hoping
That I could one day...
Explore it
Posses it
I ached that such a thing of beauty was
Ravaged by time
By war
By callous hands
But wait.....
Was that a light inside?
A light!
The house was inhabited
A semblance of normalcy
Shone out from the window
Some poverty stricken soul
Had found shelter
In the abandoned
In the enchanted
Old building.
There is a light
Inside of me!
Look hard...
Look long...
Can you see it?
The exterior of my soul
May not be beautiful
Though there are faint reminders
Of who I was
Of who I am
Look hard...
Look long...
Don’t grieve at havoc
That time and experience
And the rough hands of the world
Have wrecked on me.
Take a second look
Look hard...
Look long...
That light is on
It beckons you
To come inside
To explore                           
To posses
To take up residence
In this abode of mine

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  1. Date: 9/25/2014 10:24:00 AM
    Your beauty shines from both within and without and you possess an angelic voice, not to mention also an exquisite pen. I sometimes wonder how one who is so blessed can be filled with so much self doubt. Hugs Rick.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 9/25/2014 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your post bring healing, Richard. Thank you for seeing all that....Self doubt...yes, that does describe me. I sometimes brim with confidence and light up a other times...I HIDE in my room. This is the complexity of me....Thanks for caring.
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 9:14:00 PM
    Eileen, your poem is deep, with the most inspiring image I've read today.. enjoyed your poem* Goodnight! Always~ PD

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/27/2012 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks ever so much! :) You brought a smile to face and joy to my heart! :) I appreciate your post!
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 2:23:00 PM
    Love the way your poem unravels from the inside out and back in again, you are a very talented writer expressing your inner beauty, love and light vie

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 10/27/2012 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Vie! I wish I could post a photo of the building so you could see why it was such an inspiration to me. Your comment is a source of encouragement to me! I am touched!