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Empty dwellings

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You know

It’s sad to chance upon empty houses-

Or desolate structures  ………..

It makes me shudder

And I ache for those  who keep them


They stand forlorn

Lost in their hidden miseries

Their togetherness having little significance

Very dead at heart and

No life-force moving within…….


Yet when a strong wind stirs

They seem to awaken into-

Some sort of gruesome life

As if in a cataleptic trance of the dead-

And trembles into being……..


Pane-less windows howling,

Doors creaking loud on rusty hinges-

Shutting themselves in and out…..

Loosened boards and hanging bits

Of drains thudding and neighing

Into our hearts, the dust streaming

Out in strange phantom dances

Torn ribbons of cloth, paper, and plastic

Hissing frantically……….


But it’s only for a moment

Then they bend back to their reality

Jutting mutely into the backdrop

As mere carcasses of futile industry

Saddening us……….

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  1. shivers…empty houses come alive in our imaginations….

    brian miller

    February 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    • Yeah its a bit shivery, sorry about that, was thinking on the things we institute, got a bit carried away by the dark mood I got into……

      Sam

      February 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm

  2. incredible… thanks for sharing

    uncovering

    February 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

  3. inventive.

    Jingle

    February 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

  4. Think so?

    Sam

    February 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm

  5. I really like the conversational tone you use in this piece. It balances well with your social commentary. Thanks

    dustus

    February 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

  6. You are kind

    Sam

    February 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm


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