poet Marilyn Lott

Marilyn Lott

A Far-Off Day

You should have seen this house in its day
It was warm and cozy and held
A family quite a few years ago where
A mom, dad and two kids dwelled

Right smack dab in the middle
Of a fertile field in which
Cattle grazed, crops grew strong
Life went on without a hitch

But as the years went rolling by
The children moved far away
The parents grew old and tired
No animals and no need for hay

For some reason no one seemed
To want to live here any more
Off to the city the children went
No one wanted to do the chores

It’s so sad, don’t you think?
This little house was left alone
To fall apart year after year
Life a skeleton down to the bones

But you know, nothing lasts forever
And this too will fade away
But perhaps another house
Will be built here on a far-off day!

Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2008

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  • Sandra Fowler (8/24/2009 7:12:00 AM)

    You have achieved the very essence of nostalgia
    in this one. Your title lingers in the mind
    like a beautiful, old song.



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  • Omar Ali Sabar (8/22/2008 1:51:00 PM)

    reality strikes hard with this one.. good stuff

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