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That House We Abandoned Last Winter

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That House We Abandoned Last Winter

That house we abandoned last winter—I wondered
How has it turned out to be? A mess of wilderness;
A house overgrown with gloom in full bloom, poisonous hatred,
And creeping vines of thorny lies. Reeking of rotten loneliness,

That house we abandoned last winter sickens and haunts me
With its fireplace: once it burned warm with radiant mirth.
Its wooden floor creaks under my weight; each surface dusty
With failing hope. I can see it—nothing but still dearth.

The house stands at the verge of existence: godforsaken
Like a disowned child, it looks like it could topple any time.
The house stands and sways tiredly, peeking to deep oblivion.
I listen. I hear it silently sings to me lines that hardly rhyme.

Hey, I don’t know if you could even vaguely remember,
But I do miss that house we abandoned last winter.

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 11:58:00 AM

    You can really turn a poetic phrase... Great entry.... Congrats on your win..... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 10:01:00 PM

    Adam. Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 3:03:00 PM

    Adam, i abandoned my house a year ago. I miss it every day. Thank you for sharing. I'll be back later on tonight if not on my next day off. How about naming a particular poem, on your list. I can't wait to read the poem you highly recommend. Take Care and have yourself a nice day. LUV* ~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:33:00 PM

    Hello Adam, I bet you do miss the house. or why would you paint such good imagery.. "Welcome to poetry soup. My name is Linda: many poets on the soup call me PD for fun. I’m looking forward in reading and enjoying your poems. I Hope you find what you are looking for when it comes to poetry inspiration. I would love to offer any poem you recommend positive feedback. Thanks @-> LINDA <-@"