Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Empty House

This is the poem I read at The Russell.  Where open-mic is held every Monday.  I wanted to do something different for my birthday and share my feelings as well:

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!

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