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Where love would dwell

In looking back across the years gone by 
She held her tears back, trying not to cry 
Her thoughts returned her to that day she knew
That this would be their home as children grew 

Abandoned in the weeds and left to rot 
Its beauty she could see, potential caught 
She knew that with some tender loving care
It could be more than castles in the air 

It seemed to welcome them with open arms
And soon this place revealed its hidden charms
The greys turned bright, as if by magic spell
Became a peaceful home where love would dwell

If walls could talk, they’d have much to reveal 
The stories of this home where dreams were real 
Where angels guided them through passing years
Through joy and angst, through milestones and tears 

Upon a special wall they’d sometimes write 
With pencil they would mark each child’s height
But soon to be re-painted with a tear
The evidence of growth will disappear

A tree outside the door stands ten feet big
When planted, it was nothing but a twig
A tiny willow, cut from grandma’s own
It will remain, to shade someone unknown 

The back-half tells a story bittersweet
Like gardens where she toiled in the heat 
The swing-set stands abandoned and alone
And wildflowers grow where seeds were thrown  

Some tiny crosses mark a special place
Put up by someone with a tear-stained face
Experiencing just how sad life gets
The passing of their sweet beloved pets 

They all have grown, since growing never waits
The children’s laughter still reverberates
And all the milestones that had been met
Are treasures that she never will forget 

But comes a time you see that life has changed 
As children grow and things are rearranged 
Some difficult decisions, one must make
To leave this castle, all for wisdom’s sake

To leave this home will surely break her heart 
But memories will always be a part
This house became a home, just like she knew 
A home to watch her children as they grew 

Alicia Baudin
September 20, 2014 

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  1. Date: 9/21/2014 1:23:00 AM

    Hi Alicia, nice introspective write! Poetry Soup is a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give the contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more good writes like this one.. Come check me out!

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