A Haven From Life's Storm Poem by Joseph Anderson

A Haven From Life's Storm

Rating: 4.9

This old house out in the country
Surely, isn't much to see,
With it's sagging walls and chimneys,
Yet, it's still a home for me.

It has served a useful purpose
For a hundred years, or more;
And has welcomed many faces
Through it's wide and gracious door.

Like a mother toiling ever,
It has lost it's shape, once trim,
And it's style is long outmoded
By more youthful ones with vim.

Now it sits on it's foundation,
Sinking slowly in the sand,
Tired from all it's years of serving;
How it needs a helping hand.

No, I would not take a million
For this tired old place of mine,
Because a house is really home
When it has weathered with the time.

Bert Bell 30 November 2010

This is a beautiful poem, Joe. I found it very moving, as so many of your poems are. You have a wonderful way of writing imagery into your work. Very nice indeed.

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Lynn Glover 07 February 2011

Joe it has been a long time since I've read a poem so beautiful. The discription reminds me of my childhood home and the love and caring that abound. I feel almost if I just returned from a trip to that old home. Thanks for the memories. Your Friend, Lynn

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Juan Olivarez 07 February 2011

I agree with Lynn Joe, this is just a wonderful piece, beautiful words that low easily and tell their story so well.

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Wendy Thopliss 09 February 2011

Joe this is a beautiful poem. the vision you give in this poem is a lovely reminder of growing up in a loving respected home 10.

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Sally Plumb Plumb 22 February 2011

I am very attached to my home, too.Deep sentiment.

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Heather Wilkins 10 July 2013

ever so humble there is no place like home. excellent I give this a 9 lovely

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Patricia Grantham 05 July 2013

An old house that has withstood the test of time and weathered life's storm is as important as a new house that is custom built to withstand even the harshest of weather. There are still many old houses still standing and my parents house are one of them. Not only has it weathered the storms but also it behind it's walls love abounded. I truly enjoyed this one Joe brings back many memories.

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Ray Quesada 13 October 2012

Reminds me of my grandparents old house on Ohio...I gave this one a 9 - I reserve 10's for the supreme poems, which i'm sure you have a few of...This is as good as W.B. Yeats, Joseph. it's true, authentic, and I'll even use a phrase I used to describe J. Kerouac - soul-obliterating and resurrecting. i feel like your words took me apart rearranged me, and then put me back together as a new version of myself!

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Valsa George 27 August 2012

However old the house may be, it is a haven that shelters us from every storm. Your deep sentiments for your sweet home is manifest in every line of it and produces a flurry of nostalgic feelings in the readers! ! What a nice read!

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Simon Gowen 08 August 2012

The old house paints a very vivid picture. I read this a few times. Loved it.

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