Below is the poem entitled White Letter -home foreclosure contest which was written by poet
Roberts. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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The postman knocked i had to sign
For this imposing letter of mine
With shaking hands tore it open
Showing the official letter within
Tears filled my eyes when i read
You have one month to leave this homestead
Your payments are in arrears you have to go
I looked at my family and thought oh no
I phoned the company to plead
To beg for an extension on this deed
To find the money that I owed
More and more my words flowed
We will give you 3 months to correct this debt
Thank you 's were very inept
I gathered my valuables to sell at a price
Prayed and prayed for help with this mess.
Time is running out my fears were to the for
wondering who would lend me just a few score.
The postman knocked another letter in white
Somehow i had a feeling this would be alright
I read the letter and fell to my knee
Tears flooded my eyes so i couldn't see
The letter stated in simple words it said
"your this months lottery winner you have won £150k"
Prayers were answered my thanks I said in prayer
Saved this lovely home that i savour
I can pay off the mortgage, so you see
there will be no more sad white letters for me
Don't be silly a make sure your home is safe,
the golden rule, always pay your mortgage/rent first.
Before any thing else.
Penned July 2nd 2023