The Empty House
I am empty and need
some tender loving care.
I have many scattered weeds
and plenty of space to share.
Vines are creeping around me,
taking over my foundation.
Soon I will need debris removed
and maybe some restoration.
My structure is pretty much intact,
The furnace is over 30 years old.
But having a few cracks
shouldn’t prevent me from being sold.
Some painting and trimming
would improve my appearance.
I have no pool for swimming
or even a garden with a white fence.
But this shouldn’t keep a family
from showing some interest.
Since I have four beautiful trees
that make up for the rest
I have been on the market
for as long as I remember.
No one has bought me yet
But a family, I will have, come December.
Written on June 25, 2006
I lived in this home since December 21, 2000. And because of layoff and the in between jobs I am at risk of losing it. My dilemma is if I let it go it goes into foreclosure, if I sell it I go into an apartment that are more in cost in rent. Go figure!