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

©2014 Bonnie Manion


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