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On My Every Wall

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On My Every Wall

My spirit resides in a small family’s home. I serve to divide up the rooms of that place. I haven’t got legs; therefore, I can’t roam. I guess what they see of me there is my face. . . a surface, which smooth, is painted beige-white. No ears do I have, and yet I hear all. No eyes, yet I see everything day and night. No lungs, yet I breathe; I am every wall. When holidays come, I inhale such delight: the sweet scent of cinnamon and fresh baked bread. I love it when sun through the drapes casts its light, and also I’m warmed hearing everything said . . . and sounds of the children laughing with glee, the soft sounds of love making from their folks’ room and their music, when played, which permeates me, dispelling those lonely times I feel such gloom. . . . for there was a time the kids colored on me. Their mother got angry, but all I recall is how small hands scribbled on me eagerly. Now I long for their touch on my every wall!

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  1. Date: 5/7/2014 4:12:00 PM

    loved this, the part about holidays hit a nerve for me, every Christmas my wife takes everything off the walls and replaces them with a Christmas theme, I mean everything, pictures, candles, trinkets, bowls, statues,plants, everything, my house looks like a christmas shop...but I got to say it does look good...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 1:41:00 PM

    Hi Andrea, Congratulations!!! Stopping by to enjoy last night's winning poems --once again. Thank you for supporting my tiny contest... :) LINDA

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 1:34:00 PM

    Love this Andrea! What is a house without walls? How many stories walls have to recount (imagine those old, old mansions and castles!) If you were like me, you would still have many tell-tale remains left on purpose on the walls...feels such a loss scrubbing them away!! // congrats on win. // paul

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 10:23:00 AM

    great poem, wtg :)

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 10:05:00 AM

    congrats on your winning poem Andrea. hugs Jan x

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 7:02:00 AM

    Andrea, this brought so many vivid memories and pictures into my mind. Such an effective write.. Demonstrating your mastery. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 5:48:00 AM

    Subtly beautiful Andrea ! Great wit is what makes u win ,, Oh a message in last few lines,, yes once they grow up n are far off we crave for their scribbling touch,,, congrats on big win !

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 12:51:00 AM

    Andrea big contras on your win, this is a wonderful write....David

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 1:12:00 PM

    Ahhh if these walls could talk lol. Which brings me to your comment on "Where's the Blame". It is an ex girlfriend and yes a special one. That's all I'm saying Hun lol. Hugs Michael

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    Date: 9/23/2012 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I figured that!
  1. Date: 9/21/2012 9:19:00 PM

    Andrea, I love how you gave a voice to the walls of a happy home! And the last line is wonderful. Congrats on your win!! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 11:06:00 AM

    This is a nicely penned poem,Andrea.Congratulations on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 8:50:00 AM

    You've made your "walls and home" sound like a happy place to be........crayon scribbles and all! What a fun and warm place to enjoy your family, Andrea. loved this! (ps.....yes, I've been taking a respite from the Soup....but thanks for asking. It was time for a little break.....but I'll check in now and then). You are one of the few who noticed.....so I appreciate your concern! :) Thank you!

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 4:27:00 AM

    I loved this one Andie. 'for there was a time the kids colored on me.'favorite line....Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 1:57:00 PM

    Congrats on this lovely poem. Yes, if only wall could talk what stories they would tell ha ha. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:15:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 5:57:00 AM

    Aw, Andrea, that reminds me of my Gramma's old home and her old flora wallpaper. Brings back memories. Well done and congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 3:25:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 12:59:00 PM

    Beautiful and sweet write Andrea! Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:27:00 AM

    The story of happy walls. congratulations Andrea. Lvoe, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 8:00:00 AM

    CONGRATS ANDREA ON AN EXTRAORDINARY WRITE AND EXCELLENT WIN LUV .. ALWAYS A RARE TREAT TO READ YOUR WORK ..

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