Panos Ambelas

The House - Poem by Panos Ambelas

It has four walls
and two windows,
but it's pretty,
even if it's dark.

It has one table
and two chairs.
It looks full,
even it's empty.

It has no floor,
or pretty plates,
but only dust,
painted with blood.

How many people died
and how many pained?
But they builded a beautiful house,
even if it's forgotten.

Something inside me tells me to stay,
to open the windows,
the sun to see it,
May Day to smell.

Topic(s) of this poem: fight, pain, revolution

Form: Stanza

Comments about The House by Panos Ambelas

  • Kim Barney (12/23/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    Interesting poem. I wonder about the blood and the people who died. Was there a war? A home invasion? Burglary gone bad? A poet's note might be a good idea. (Report) Reply

    Panos Ambelas (12/25/2015 8:44:00 AM)

    The blood symbolizes the 4th of May 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago, which was the start for the international workers day.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/13/2015 4:58:00 AM)

    'To open the windows' for fresh air! Nice work. (Report) Reply

    Panos Ambelas (12/19/2015 2:33:00 AM)


  • Kelly Kurt (12/3/2015 5:10:00 PM)

    An interesting style and message. Thanks, Stanos (Report) Reply

  • Sofia Kioroglou (12/3/2015 12:26:00 PM)

    Good poem! Greetings from Athens! Welcome to (Report) Reply

  • James Joseph (12/3/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    Good poem. I enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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