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I am the house

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Auguste
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I am the house

by Michael


I am the house where sorrow lives.
The shades are drawn, lest it reveal
the chips and cracks for you to see
the parts that can no longer feel.

New paint would be a mockery,
unkept and dark, the inside is,
the lawn is cut, the bushes trimmed,
it has the look of peacefulness.

But sorrow's stored in many rooms,
the doors kept locked from prying eyes.
It is a house of haunted dreams
and in the night, soft sounds of cries.

Through windows, peeking at the world,
no visitors allowed within-
it is a dank and lonely place
since days of youth, has always been.

Within this gloom my spirit limps,
no candles burning in the night,
I know my way so well by feel
there really is no need of sight

The floors are sagging and the roof,
for age decays what's not well kept,
Across the hallway to the left
the room where childhood tears were wept

So many rooms, too many filled
that carry haunts from out the past,
so many keys to keep up with
So many memories to last

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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*sigh* I know this house for I too have a house with rooms that stay locked until the light in me is strong enough to open them and then they are opened and the darkness cleaned out one by one....Stunning poem from your heart and soul. **big big hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Michael, I know just how you feel, my heart goes out to you for I too have these doors that I try and unlock to try and clear the tears and depression of my youth! (sigh) We all love you so much, sweet friend, my thoughts and prayers are always with you! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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this is so painful for me to read....
I hope all is ok with you dear friend
(((hugs)))
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The time has come to build the house anew.  For with remodeling comes renewal.

Thank you.

What light through yon window breaks?  It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

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Hauntingly sad, but very well written. I enjoyed.
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Michael,

   You have no idea how much I am relating to this.  You have written what I can't manage to get out right now.  Thank you.

Hugs,
Tara

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     - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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But sorrow's stored in many rooms,
the doors kept locked from prying eyes.
It is a house of haunted dreams
and in the night, soft sounds of cries.

I used to live in a house very much like this.  I, too, hope all is well with you, Auguste.
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Michael, this is very very well penned.
But, I do hope you are alright.
~Hugs, Nancy~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

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Absolutely splendidly done, Michael!!!!
In the house where sorrow lives.
Would be hard to pick my favorite lines here, but you seemed to instinctly know the correct words to use with great skill.

PB4S
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Very very well done Auguste, the sorrow was felt. floria  

Floria

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But die with all their music in them"
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Michael--

Very well written, as your poetry always is.  Hugs to the house, and you!
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Everyone, thank you for your kindness and takeing the time to read.  I assure you, I am fine.   This is an older poem that I thought I'd post.  Again, thank you much.

Michael

Michael Auguste~
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