Alfred Ramos

Rookie (3-2-1945 / California)

This House is no Longer a Home

As I walk down the lonely street
Knees get weak, can barely keep my feet
I see the fence, the gate, the porch
From where you gazed and lit my torch
I see the house, the room, the bed
Your voice still ringing in my head
You said you didn't love anymore
And you walked out the door
The walls were painted antique white
Semi-gloss to bring in the light
Pictures hung on every wall
With memories of us all
Now the fence is falling, the flowers dying
Tears fall through the cracks from all the crying
The gate is broken and no one can come in
It's a shame even the birds won't sing
But this house is no longher a home
You chose freedom, you chose to roam
This house is no longer a home
Like a beer without foam
A classic car without chrome
You chose to roam
Now this house is no longer a home
I recall that first night
We made love in the full moonlight
Tfhe air was filled with ecstasy
Our moans sang a symphony
Our bodies became one
As we ventured till the morning sun
But love doesn't live here anymore
I can still hear the slamming of the door
I can feel the vibration of every picture frame
As I stand here wondering who's to blame

Submitted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Edited: Monday, May 02, 2011

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Comments about this poem (This House is no Longer a Home by Alfred Ramos )

  • Rookie Anjali Mandokhot (12/19/2007 10:59:00 PM)

    its straight from the heart.....u said u loosely compare it to my'leave me a vacant house' u actually penned my fears in that....nd it looks like a sequel....wanting a intermediate part describing the sunny days too...yet urs is far more beautiful in diction and thoughts (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Mills (12/19/2007 9:20:00 PM)

    what a heartfelt write here that you have graciously composed........true feelings from the heart.......thnx for sharing.....keep ur head up buddy! !

    Brian~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 216 Points Ronald Stroman (12/19/2007 9:15:00 PM)

    a divided doesn't stand. you're correct. take care. (Report) Reply

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