poet Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

The Old House

The red skies engulf the bay under
Whilst silence sweeps the current away
Islands, harbor, creeks, rocks and sholes
Soundings and anchoring
Entice and hypnotize

A distance throw from the jetty
Stray dogs run toward the old house
Its long lost companion and shelter
Five years ago it was filled with plot lines
A best selling wonder, worth a ponder
The old house by the bay
Memories linger on the walls,
Hide in the pillars
Float on the roof
Stray dogs find its way in
They see another alluring chapter
Once, I lived there

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Poem Edited: Monday, June 6, 2011

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  • Expiallidocious (12/23/2019 8:08:00 PM)

    Tell me about something that was not covered by u.....Suleymon

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  • Krisdale Talidong (11/20/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    A really nice poem... ^__^

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  • Natalya Mitchell (10/14/2009 10:10:00 AM)

    thats a really great poem please write more s i can read them. hope your doing well!

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  • Ramsey Lynwood (9/26/2009 1:18:00 PM)

    thats a really great poem very.... powerful words............

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (9/24/2009 1:30:00 PM)

    Interesting and excellent poem, thank you for sharing................10++++++++++

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  • Keith Chapman (9/23/2009 5:28:00 AM)

    The old house, full of sweet memories, expressed nicely! ..........

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  • Dr. Sonal Chhaya (9/10/2009 9:45:00 AM)

    Nice write... thanks for sharing

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  • Niken Kusuma WardaniNiken Kusuma Wardani (9/9/2009 12:31:00 AM)

    Great poem that could make me sad, tks for sharing

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  • Promise 1990 (9/7/2009 9:04:00 PM)

    Love your imagery! ! !

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  • Solomon Bright Dankwa (9/7/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    nice poem, well penned.
    like it very much.

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  • Analisssa Range (9/7/2009 12:19:00 AM)

    Very nice write. You did a really good job with this keep it up.

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  • Aubrey silverAubrey silver (9/6/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    great imagry i love it keep writing its great

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  • Jester's PJester's P (9/6/2009 8:05:00 AM)

    memories of the past is a power enough to stimulate our emotion- the longing of what was beautiful, rich, best and good. however not all good things will last-the truth is 'we need to moveforward and learn how to look back in a smile of acceptance and willingness to learn from what was...
    nice poem...

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  • Carol Rhodes (9/4/2009 7:55:00 PM)

    OH, SULAIMAN, YOUR POWER OF IMAGERY NEVER WANES OR FALLS TO THE LEVEL OF THE ORDINARY. I FINISHED READING AND FOUND MYSELF LONGING TO KNOW WHAT WAS LEFT BEHIND AND I SO WANTED TO PET THAT SWEET DOGGIE. PLEASE WRITE YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY. EVERY POEM IS LOADED WITH INTRIGUE. FROM WHENCE AND FROM WHOM DID YOU SPROUT, SIR?

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  • Alexis Meeks (9/4/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    this is a great poem...i loved it sulaiman mohd yusof.....keep up the great work

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  • Melody Song (9/3/2009 11:33:00 AM)

    It gives a great visual when you read it, and I thought it was a great poem.

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  • Hailey Agnew (9/2/2009 7:17:00 PM)

    i really love it, especially the ending.
    please leave comments on a few of my poems, much appreciated :)

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  • Ro'ya Abdulaal (9/2/2009 12:51:00 PM)

    What a great use of descriptive language. Well done

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  • Ruerd Visser (9/1/2009 6:41:00 AM)

    Beautifull piece well done.

    would you be so kind to read my latest work the wish of the heavens?


    Boomwhisperer Ruerd

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  • Khilil PerryKhilil Perry (8/31/2009 4:01:00 PM)

    Perfect 10 read my poem slave entrapment

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