George Carpow

Freshman - 776 Points (27.04.1995 / Moscow)

House With The Porch Light On - Poem by George Carpow

Verse 1:
Once there lived two young people in a red-roof house
At the forest edge
With a bushy hedge
Were heart and soul to each other being a true spouse
To the one they care
To the one they sware

When nightingales sang songs in the twilight of the night
They were making love
Flying high above
In rainy days a kindled hearth casted flickering light
On the rocking chair
With this happy pair

Their pure feel was blooming like a rose filled with dew
And its bloom was bright
So dazzlingly white
It just took few time for them to share what they knew
And it was ok
To show whom they pray

This dawn they woke up to the murmur of the steam
What's the sourse of it?
It's something like twit
They gotta hear the sound of bursting at the seams
That they wanna deny
One of them cried

Chorus:
I don't want no more stand
Face to face
With you
You see that it's an end
Trace from trace
Please turn aside your shoes

Just wanna get away
Far, for long
From this in-memory place
Gotta find another way
To which I don't belong
Anew to innocent space

Post-chorus:
And the second one said:
I'll keep your room cleaned
Waiting for you, wherever you'd have been
This household is your home
Abiding with the porch light on

Verse 2:
Lotta days passed by at the deep-wood edge
Lotta fallen leafs -
Lotta disbeliefs
Haggard man came out - what's about his age?
The house roof 'came grey
Once in a gloomy day

Withered rose is stuck into waterless ground
The only liquid that's here
Is nightingale's tears
You will meet noone if you choose to walk around
Any life has gone

Only porch light is on
For one who said once in a dawn:

Chorus:
Post-chorus:

Solo:

Bridge:
So would the room 'come lived-in at the long last
Would the life here return to the distant past
Would we ever see the one
Who chose living on the run
The one is being waited for
The one who cried once in a dawn:

Chorus:

And when the second one said:
I'll keep your room cleaned
Waiting for you, wherever you'd have been
This household is your home
Abiding with the porch light on
Keep your room cleaned
Waiting for you, wherever you'd have been
This household is your home
Abiding with the porch light on

Topic(s) of this poem: betrayal, home, hope, loneliness, love, loyalty

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written on June 19,2017 in Moscow, Russia

Comments about House With The Porch Light On by George Carpow

  • Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter (6/18/2017 7:27:00 PM)

    George, I don't write song lyrics, so I really won't say much about this except it seems all over the place as far as rhymes and rhythm go. With a tune you might get away with lines like nce in a gloomy day. If you want to be a better POET, you need to read lots of good contemporary poetry (Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, etc.)

    If you have time, check out my new website:

    jeffersoncarterverse.com

    Tell me how you like it. Thanks. Yrs, JC
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