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Toshie Nohara


The Empty House


That empty house
Without people
Is like a church
Without a steeple

That empty house
Without a host
Is like an oven
Without a roast

That empty house
Without any noise
Is like a person
Without a voice

That empty house
Without furniture
Is like a toothless man
Without dentures

That empty house
Without a clock ticking
Is like a singer
Doing no singing

So empty house
What will you do?
Before you are gone
You have something to chew

So empty house
What will you say?
Before you close
For good someday.
Don't tell me
You want to be empty
All your life
Seeing you empty
I really do care
So empty house, please take care.

Submitted: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 30, 2013

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In Malaysia, I saw this house with windows closed all the time while my on way to children's piano lessons every week, so wondering what the owner is like.Feel sorry for the lonely house.Maybe its empty and waiting for someone to live in it.

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