On the outside you could never tell
New coat of paint and all is well.
But, the inside.
The inside, you can't so easily hide.
Ten years of neglect takes its toll.
Robs a house of its very soul.
Window sills where waters marked
Tear stained pillows hidden at dark.
Light switches and door bells lead nowhere.
Sadness replaces smiles that once were there.
Flooring yellowed over time.
As long as there is a roof everything is fine.
Ceiling is cracked and needs repair.
As long as there's hunting, no need to care.
A house neglected is not a home.
But, a wife neglected feels very alone.