Our House

They tore down our yellow frame house today
The bulldozers and wreckers came
And ground their tires where we wanted lilacs.
We never lived there.
As we sat, side by side,
We watched the walls shatter and reveal
The anatomy of the shelter
We had planned to share
The bedroom – we placed it right
But it was blue, not green.
A steel bared the kitchen
Just as we had imagined.  Another blow
And that dream crumpled.
Finally the living room
Just as the we of us went:
The house collapsed.
We gazed at the heap
And watched the old foundation falter, sigh, then fold.
We parted.
They put asphalt where the house had been.
In place of love we put a cool hello
If we spoke at all.

© Julia F. Varnell-Sarjeant 2011

Advertisements

18 thoughts on “Our House

  1. I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. In my opinion it will increase the value of my personal blog 😀

  2. Obviously enjoy your site however, you need to check the spelling on several of your articles. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I’ll definitely return again.

  3. I believe it’s among the most significant info for me. And i’m glad browsing your content. However should remark on some general things, The web site design is most suitable, the content articles is really good :-D. Excellent job, cheers.

  4. Awesome beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your webpage, exactly how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a suitable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered brilliant clear concept.

  5. Hey, Nice post. There may be a problem with your web-site in ie, would check this… IE is still the market leader and a large portion of people will miss your fantastic writing because of this problem.

  6. Only wish to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you are a specialist on this topic. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thank you a zillion and please carry on the gratifying job.

  7. Beneficial – I should absolutely articulate, impressed with your web page. I’d no difficulty navigating through all tabs and related information ended up being definitely easy to do to access. Not long ago i found what I wished for before you know it in the least. Quite unusual. Will probably appreciate it for those who add boards or something, webpage template . a tones way for your client to communicate. Wonderful task.

  8. I’ve already been searching for a bit for any high-quality content pieces on this kind of place . Looking at in Yahoo and google I at last stumbled upon this webpage. Reading this information So i’m happy to convey that I’ve a truly fantastic uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to do not forget this internet site and give it a look regularly.

  9. Wonderful work! This is actually kind of information which should be discussed across the net. Shame on search engines for not ranking this post higher! Seriously over and visit my web site . Thanks a lot 😀

  10. Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff before and you’re just too awesome. I certainly enjoy what you have acquired here, definitely like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a marvelous internet site.

  11. Hello there, just became aware of your blog via Google, and discovered that it’s extremely useful. I am gonna look out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will likely be benefited from your writing. Many thanks!

  12. Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be returning to get more. Thanks a lot.

  13. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your online site provided us with useful information to work on. You have got done a formidable work and our whole community will probably be grateful to you.

  14. Thank you, I have recently been searching for info about this niche for ages and yours is the best I have uncovered till now. However, how about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s