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The Sale

T h e S a l e Near the end of a lonely road A home where an old man did reside Traffic parked all around the house Contents "For Sale", - the sign implied "He'd lived there as long as he could, - Ninety four years", I heard someone say Immediate family, now passed on At last, now he has moved away For decades, this had been his home How sad, he had to go Feeble hands, prevented tasks And steps were getting slow Furniture, battered, worn and aged Old radios, fans, and silverware Used garden tools, and books galore Some ordinary, but others rare So many items, inside and out In their time, each held their place Now little more than a cast-a-way His new address, had little space I'm sure within his memory bank Many younger days he recalled A telephone, - - the first TV, Or when a furnace, was installed Only a few items, now adorn The place he now abides A bed, a chair,and one small table A few special pictures, are his pride There to live out his final days Lonely hours, seem to have no end A highlight that would mean the most, Is a visit from family, - or a friend Colan L Hiatt = 09-24-13 © All Rights Reserved

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Date: 5/23/2015 9:46:00 PM
Hi Colan, I'm back...had taken your poem to the family as I said but Brother is recovering from his brain tumor surgery in rehab and soon will come thanks
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Date: 5/3/2015 6:19:00 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. The first two verses were conceived from an ACTUAL observation I encountered one morning while stopping at some "yard-sales." I feel it is a "down-where-the-rubber-meets-the-road," composition. I trust that some readers may be able to resonate with it, and pray it will make someone's day a little brighter. = Colan
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Date: 5/3/2015 8:04:00 AM
Your poem, Colan, tells it like it is! And will remind others to go visit their elderly relatives. So you have done a service here. But one thing the elderly have to look forward to is the fact that they are leaving their home, no matter how nice, for a Mansion in heaven that Jesus offers to all who accept Him as their Savior. One last breath here is the first breath in Heaven. Peace, Darlene
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Date: 5/3/2015 6:17:00 AM
Excellent! but I wondered how did you know I was going to visit my brother today? Thank you, I will print this and take it for the family to read....
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Colan Hiatt
Date: 5/23/2015 8:47:00 PM
Hi Judy: Thanks for your kind response ! I trust it will serve the intended purpose, as you share it with your family. May God's blessings abide with you ! Colan