POEM: When homes age

A poem from Ponoka News reader Edith Kane

PASSING BY

There is a curve in the road

Where their house stood by

It swelled up with children

Bubbles of sisters

Outburst of brothers

Scattered bikes

Rubber boots and overshoes

Home baked bread

An occasional pie

A pot bellied stove that kept everyone warm

Today the roof has caved in

A tattered curtain waves hello and goodbye

Echoes of sparrows

Replace the laughter.

A lonely old place

With memories scattered

Holding nothing but the long lost love warmth of a family.

The curve in the road

Hugs the old house

Inviting strangers to stare.

EDITH KANE

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