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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nobody Left To Love Me



Someone always leaving
and never coming back.
The wooden houses left too long abandoned
to turn old and gray.

Weeds pushing apart......
Trees gone wild,
Fields taking over.
Shredded curtains blowing in the wind.

Beams of weathered wood......
No longer able to hold in
The soft heartbeat of Home.

Unknown

20 comments:

Country Gal said...

Such a shame ! I see potential in this lovely old house ! Have a good day !

Dorota said...

Sad but true:not every story has happy ending.
Dorota

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Of houses and people. Very nice.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful sadness !

Mamabug said...

I bet this house was lovely in it's day. It's sad to see them sitting so empty and forlorn.

Michelle said...

I think these old houses are so beautiful. I live in a house that was in this kind of shape, once upon a time. They are savable, with a lot of work.

Sue said...

How I would love to have this type of house, such a shame!

Steven Cain said...

Gosh... there are so many beautiful old houses standing empty like that around here. I want to bring them all home.

Merisi said...

Such touching words, and so fitting!
Thank you for sharing them,
Merisi

rusty duck said...

That's just the sort of house I'd love to love. Loads of character, just waiting for someone to give it back a heart.

Remind me I said that when I complain about all the work I've still to do on ours..

Hilary said...

What a great old house. I can see it all fixed up.

DJan said...

It is still a beautiful old home, Jo. I love the poem, too.

Nellie said...

I, too, feel sadness when I see what appears to be a lovely old abandoned house. I can imagine what the stories would be if the walls could talk.

donna baker said...

I see these old homesteads quite a lot. Seems the animals take up residence at least.

Doc said...

What a beautiful old house, is it near you?

Mary said...

I always feel so sad looking at abandoned houses:( I always say if I had money not to be spent on me I would buy old houses and rehab them.....This one, I can see myself on that porch......

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I know I've said this before to you, but I find a home like this such a waste, and they do seem so very lonely.

Harriet said...

Your choice of poetry and pics makes my day each time I read your blog. Thank you for taking the time to post poetry.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Doc: Yes, just a few miles down the road.
~Jo

Mel said...

This is so very beautiful. What a perfect picture for these words.