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House On Fire

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House On Fire

My house is on fire?
Now don't rush me out
In haste,as there is something
I can't go on without.

For my heart has started to kindle,
As beyond the smoke and flame I see,
An important bag of mine there,on that shelf
Waiting to be picked up by me.

To hell with that bag?
Mind your tongue, you don't have a clue.
When you take a look at it's contents
Will you understand my point of view.

My memories- Momentos from school,albums,
A dead friend's last words written for me, in it lie.
Organised pictures of family, childhood stuff,
I can't stand back and watch them all die.

I know that I must hurry, my house is on fire,
But without it I won't budge through the door.
Because I can earn back money to buy furniture,antiques,gems, 
But not the treasure in my bag,for sure.


(Dedicated To My Memory Bag)

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  1. Date: 1/24/2012 7:07:00 AM
    Thank you for your kind comments on my writings Sadaf. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 11:37:00 AM
    wow, you have your pictures in a bag.? that is very wise of you. I have like 15 photo albums and I could never get them all out the door, but If I could organize them the way you have done in a bag, it would be perfect. LIke you, I'd save the pics for sure GOOD ONE.

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 10:10:00 AM
    An excellent write, Sadaf. I enjoyed this very much. Best wishes in the contest. Love, KIm

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 7:22:00 AM
    Beautiful poem on the contest theme Sadif.Enjoyed the read.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 7:16:00 AM
    an excellent poem Sadif and sounds just what the doctor ordered for this contest. sounds like a winner to me... have a great day.God bless