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The Porch

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The Porch

The porch, 
Columns of trees, holding the wainscoting ceiling for years;
	Reflects his strength.

Wind now rips the bark from their bodies;
	As illness wore away his vigor.

Tongue and grove floor laid lovingly,
	painstakingly fitting it to the round bark wall-boards;
		Mirroring the patience of guiding his children’s lives.

Freeze and thaw, warps and splinters the boards away from the wall;
	Strong children move out on their own.

Wine barrel table and chairs,
	Seats now weathered, torn and uncomfortable;
		The consummate host - his family and friends leave with 
laughter and peace.

His aura lingered for a long time – 
Sometimes, even now.
Yet once in a while  –
As time, like the wind stealing small pieces – 

It feels like the porch never was –

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 7:35:00 PM
    Lovely memories I have 2 porches like this, the house was a farm in 1928 then it was so alive, now there is only me and the cat..and memories..Happy Thanksgiving Light & Love

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 11/21/2012 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes lots of memories Debbie! This is a large wrap around old porch. Only me and 2 little dogs. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:42:00 PM
    It feels more "right" when we are all there together... 1-4-3 Momma

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 7:12:00 AM
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours Judith. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 5:14:00 PM
    good poem, it is nice to sit on a porch with your kids more then once a month...