My Home - Poem by Randy McClave
Before you knock at my door or ring my bell
One thing you must know about where I dwell
This is my home and you are its guest
Come as a friend and a visitor, and not as a pest.
You are more than welcome to come to my house
But remember you are a friend, and not my spouse
Don’t look about my home and wanting to see a mess
It would be the same to ridicule me, on the way that I dress.
You might not like my house or the way that I decorate
But please don’t go about my home and investigate
Don’t open my cabinets and don’t go through my drawers
Remember this house is my home, and it is not yours.
You might find my pets on my couch and chairs
But remember this furniture is mine, and it is also theirs
So don’t complain about their smell or even their fur
And don’t push them off, remember they were there first.
And if you go to my kitchen to quench your thirst
Before you open my fridge, or grab a glass, please ask first
Please do not pick up a dish to see if it’s dirty or clean
Do not be rude of my housekeeping, and do not intervene.
Don’t be shocked if on the floor you see pants, socks or a shoe
As I too have a child and he lives here too
And the noise that you heard it is very common around here
As it is my child playing so please don’t jump or shout in fear.
Before you come to my home, and enter my front door
Think before you snoop, or before my home you explore
This is my home and as a friend you I happily accept
Please show us respect, or from my house you I will reject.
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