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This Old House

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This Old House

The old house had seen better days
Times when all the rooms were full
laughter traveling through the air
times of glee, pranks and joyfulness

Now it looks so sad, in need of repair
sagging porch, cracked window panes
the paint peeling, all drab and bare
missing tiles letting in the elements

The man stood looking and pondering
caught up in the memories of long ago
taking out his phone, he calls for help
a reprieve for this old house he gives

Soon the builders start sorting things
first a brand new roof of gleaming tiles
the porch rebuilt and all gets a new coat
once again the old house returns to life

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  1. Date: 8/16/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Isn't it sad and isn't it wonderful and so like life too.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/16/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Craig yes I agree have a great W/E and Ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Very nice, Shadow. There is nothing like things that are new, and then to make old things like new, it's so refreshing.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/15/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i love old the character and history can't be beaten Andrea ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 1:35:00 PM
    once in a while , we need to revitalize... what a stunning piece of art, shadow...:) hugggs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/15/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Nette I see you see the layers Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Ahhh!!! Enjoyed this one...I am like the old house..I need a new lift..Ha!!..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the visit to my work..I am honored that you would fav mine..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/15/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol Sara I reckon I need a new body not just a lift. You are a great poet its a pleasure to read your work. ty for reading mine Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Excellent. You have painted well. Nice poem. Tfs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/15/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Ravi I do dabble a little in oils. I prefer the written word mainly ty Shadow x smiles