If There Were Just More Porches

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An old house with an old porch
Is a most miraculous thing.
Politics are settled, children admonished,
Babies shown off and growing up, 
Advice shared – we need more porches,
Fewer therapists, values taught, not anything goes. 
Where mothers wait for suppers to cook,
And young housewives seek company,
Where daddies later come home and gather,
Joking with the paper boy, watching the cartwheels,
Some drink a beer, but mostly there’s grown-up talk.
Summertime on our corner brought so many droppers by.
The world would be a better place if 

There were just more porches.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/5/2018 10:09:00 AM
Just a few more porches ... and hearts,minds, souls shaped by that BIGEER American Dream: trust your neighbors. Just adore Line #3 (When we avoid God, we worship politicians). Forgive me - but it is a blind spot in US civilization now. Shalom, shalom. THX
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Date: 6/5/2018 1:15:00 AM
So true, Sunlite. Very well expressed. T.J
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Date: 6/4/2018 1:15:00 PM
As we humans distance ourselves from nature's beauty so our humanity declines. I have created a roof garden seven years ago because I believe in what you say! Wonderfully written dear , Sunlite with a meaningful message!
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Date: 6/4/2018 11:47:00 AM
I always loved our porches... nowadays most people hide in their backyards...lovely reminiscing Sunlite...love and light...^WW^
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Date: 6/3/2018 12:46:00 PM
Oh if it were only so. Put those damn cell phones down and find a good porch swing, love it Sunlite...
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Date: 6/2/2018 12:42:00 AM
Indeed we seem to suffer more as we progress. Great lesson. Happy weekend Sunlite.
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Date: 6/1/2018 2:18:00 PM
Oh, I just love this Sunlite! So well written and it really brought me right there to it :)
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Date: 6/1/2018 11:43:00 AM
What a warm & nostalgic write Sunlite. Brings back so many fond memories with family & friends. Bring back that old family communication device, the kitchen table, too...george
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Date: 6/1/2018 10:47:00 AM
Amen to that! I can't imagine family life without one. I love this one, Sunlite:)
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