David Whalen

Rookie - 157 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Empty Old Houses


Empty Old Houses

Empty old houses can talk…
But one must know how to listen…
to hear them

Empty old houses have stories…
But one must be eager to listen…
to hear them

Empty old houses can suffer..
But one must have empathy …
To feel it

Empty old houses can feel pain
But one must be able to bear it …
To feel it

Empty old houses have memories
But one must believe … that they have…
To share them

Empty old houses contain people’s lives
But one must believe…that they do…
To share them

Empty old houses can seem dead and deserted
But one must know that they’re not..
To know them

Empty old houses can teem with life’s pleasures
But one must walk through
to sense the aura of life

Empty old houses abound in life’s treasures
But one cannot help but…
To admire them

Submitted: Friday, October 23, 2009

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  • Rookie Bob Gibson (10/23/2009 11:24:00 PM)

    Empty old houses with tread worn stairs
    creaky old doors, and rickety chairs
    tired old wallpaper tattered and torn
    a house full of love, this is where i was born! (Report) Reply

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