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Silent House

The house stands mute, broken by years... Windows stare through jagged glass. Empty as the eyes of death. Silent void...echoing joy..patient tears, reach out in memory each time I pass the gaping door which has no breath. A rusted lamp-post leans toward Earth... listening for approaching sound, to light the darkness once more. Quiet hush...resounding mirth, touch my step upon the ground, and beckon me in, to the shattered house. Crushed boards once held dancing feet... laughter clings to crumbled stones, and tears strain the silent rooms. Scattered remnants of life replete, lie still as whitened desert bones, and words entombed. I gaze upon torn and tattered walls... Time pauses, and whispers soft to me of life blossomed rich in moments gone. Of a woman whose memory recalls the beauty of love...and eternity... mirrored in a rose upon the lawn. House so sad, your youth abounds, neath fallen grace, and buried sounds. I hear your song in distant night, and stand before your silent sight.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 8/4/2009 10:33:00 AM
I loved the verse and in particular the rhyming emphasis of the last 4 lines...a prayer. Light & Love
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Date: 5/26/2009 7:14:00 AM
Beautiful.I can picture it so vividly in my head,its like am standing inside this painting of moments.Please Keep on writing,dear poet:)
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Date: 11/30/2008 7:32:00 AM
Patricia - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John
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Date: 11/13/2008 12:41:00 PM
You certainly have a knack for vivid imagery... a powerful piece with resonant rhyming and splendid flow. Well done again!! Keith
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Date: 11/12/2008 4:52:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/11/2008 8:24:00 AM
Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar
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Date: 11/8/2008 10:26:00 AM
Patricia - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless
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Date: 8/18/2008 12:18:00 PM
Patricia - I just loved the way you described the house in this poem - such depth is a true blessing to read - congrats on being featured
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Date: 8/18/2008 10:17:00 AM
Congratulations Patricia on having your poem featured! Nicole
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Date: 8/18/2008 8:49:00 AM
Congrats on the re-feature of "Silent House." Vince
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Date: 8/18/2008 6:36:00 AM
Congratulations Patricia on this wonderful poem being featured again. Love, Shar
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Date: 8/18/2008 3:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured once again this week this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/10/2008 4:15:00 PM
Nice use of rhyme. This poem has a lot of depth. Congratulations on having it featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 6/10/2008 9:09:00 AM
This was exceptional. Congratulations on "Silent House" being featured. God Bless. Vince
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