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A sturdy structure of brick and wood upon a summit sits
The family told that they must leave
The bank has won the bet 
While being evicted from the house, they know all has not been lost 
They have something priceless that the bankers cannot touch
It's all of their fond memories, while living in the house

   The family gone
   The house sits dark
                   Cheerful laughter
                    Doorbell ring 
                     Togetherness at dinner time
                      Hugs and kisses
                       Sleepy heads when the clock strikes nine
                        Warming fire in the fireplace
                         Furniture in its place
                          Fun and games
                          Holiday gatherings
                           Life at all

          Just a shiny new FOR SALE sign on the front lawn

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/11/2018 9:52:00 PM
A house is just a house until we make it a home. An empty house can be a sad reminder . Agree. Well said
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Warren Doll
Date: 7/12/2018 8:37:00 AM
How true! Thanks so much, Barbara.
Date: 6/6/2018 1:53:00 PM
Such a touching piece Warren, a house is far more than bricks and mortar... those precious memories will always remain:-) hugs jan xx
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Warren Doll
Date: 6/7/2018 6:35:00 AM
I'm glad that you liked it, Jan. How true and thank you for the compliment. Warren:)
Date: 6/1/2018 7:54:00 AM
- In your house, Warren ... a lovely family :) - A joyful and loving poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Warren Doll
Date: 6/1/2018 9:50:00 AM
Hi Anne-Lise, always a pleasure to hear from you. I'm glad that you liked my poem. Sending a big hug to you. Warren:) :)
Date: 5/31/2018 8:20:00 AM
Warren, this is a very moving statement on what really makes a house a home. We all would do well to remember what is really important when we face troubled times. A wonderful poem !!!
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Warren Doll
Date: 5/31/2018 10:58:00 AM
Mike, your positive comments are very much appreciated. You are right, A house isn't always a home. Warren:)
Date: 5/30/2018 3:53:00 PM
Poignant piece, nicely done.
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Warren Doll
Date: 5/30/2018 5:21:00 PM
Maureen, Thank You for the your positive comments. I have been working on this for a few days and I wasn't sure I would post it. Now I'm glad that I did.