A House Called Lonely (A Trilogy In Three Parts) Poem by sylvia spencer

A House Called Lonely (A Trilogy In Three Parts)

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There is a street in every town that owns a house
called lonely. Then when your just passing by you might
just say, 'if only.
If only could mean a life time of thoughts but it does'nt cure
a lonely house and all its faults.
Boarded up windows and tiles gone from the roof, graffiti
painted by a rebelious youth.
Such a lonely house and an oh such a tired one,
one that has lost all it's fun.
Stairs and rafters all gone to pot all that is left
is wood worm and dry rot.
No children playing in the garden, it's just a house condemend
by the council without no pardon. Poor lonely house someones
forgotton dream, now describing lifes social scene.
This lonely house stands in the way because their building
a By Pass or a new motorway.
The house called lonely could be any where, in the town, the
country or city square.
Even in your street there's a house called lonely just waiting
for you to say 'if only'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Brian Dorn 19 August 2006

Sylvia, it is a shame to see lonely houses such as those you've brilliantly described, but so many do exist. A supurb poem that makes you wonder why? Great write! ! Brian

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Scarlett Treat 19 August 2006

I wrote one once called 'The House By the Side Of the Road, ' and it was about my great-grandfather's home, abandoned and falling down. Houses can be very sad at being empty, and I'll bet when it is dark, and no one can see, they cry.

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Sandra Fowler 19 August 2006

A fine word painting of a house that has seen better days. Very nostalgic and touching.. Beautiful work.Sylvia. Love, Sandra

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Duncan Wyllie 19 August 2006

Ah yes, I once new of such a house, my brothers used to play in it when we were young such charactor, Brings back such happy memories of days gone by So sad that, that house, and so many others have had to disappear making way for the so-called developement Thankyou for expressing this Love duncan X

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Patrick Ladbrooke 21 August 2006

Haunting and sad story beautifully told. Like the flow of it. Patrick

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Dr Dillip K Swain 29 April 2021

A wonderful portrait of a lonely house... appreciated

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Tom Squires 07 January 2021

You paint a lovely picture of this place we all have seen, this lonely place thank you.

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Francesca Johnson 11 November 2006

Thanks, Sylvie, for directing me to this poem. Seems some of your readers know a house which fits this description. I know one or two as well. Your poem, the first in the trilogy, describes a sad and lonely old house, and it's given me the appetite to read the other two now...... Love, Fran xxx

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Alison Cassidy 06 November 2006

This is a lovely theme for a poem and you have tackled it very well. I like your use of the words 'if only'. How many times have we all walked by a house with great potential - often overgrown like 'The Secret Garden' - but neglected and unloved and unpainted and used those words. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxx

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Patricia Gale 02 September 2006

Your insight is amazing. Well done. It was like the house next to the lonely house was describing the emptiness.

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