Pagosa Springs Artists

This Old House

Comely, homey, happy house,

comfy as a longtime spouse,

your facade's a bit disheveled,

but the place I thrive so well.

 

Once scrubbed shiny, you are pining

for a facelift, a fresh painting;

shabby now, your once-crisp aprons

skirted the lodge of the village baron.

 

Dingy dress cannot your charms hide;

ample space, porch arms provide;

your old eyes beckon, warmly bright,

filled with children and with lights.

 

Hallowed house of youthful spirit,

warmed with laughter and with lyric,

grayed by age though yet a beauty,

for your family,you're still on duty.

 

 

 

first published in AllPoetry.com

©2014 Bonnie Manion

   

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