SAD OLD HOUSE – By Dmitri Allicock

Sad Old House


By Dmitri Allicock

Abandoned house sits beneath a breadfruit
Broken down entwined memories of roots
Rusting roof, faded paint and wood rotten
Empty of happier days that’s now forgotten
Yard overgrown with trees and vine
Where clothes once danced on the line
Wild bush where flowers once grew
Deserted of family that loved and knew
Forsaken of dreams and children song
Slowly collapsing with laughter gone
Spiders spin where many critters creak
Myths and folktales of Guyana speak
Story of sad old house with walls that talk
Echoes of memories where shadows now walk

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  • compton de castro  On September 28, 2014 at 8:37 am

    The picture above reminds me of the house I grew up in
    ..Golden Grove ECD. It was OLD but never sad or dull.
    7 siblings grew up in that old house with our grandmother…
    with some wonderful memories of the good bad and ugly
    of those times. It is where we all started our learning never
    to be forgotten.
    Thanks for poem and trip down memory lane.
    Salud brother

  • Dmitri Allicock  On September 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks Compton and a pleasant Sunday to you

  • Tchaiko Kwayana  On September 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Beautiful! Poignant!

  • OBSERVER  On September 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Happy Old House
    with not a mouse
    running around
    from ceiling to ground
    Happy memories
    of siblings seven
    in me was heaven
    I’m old I know
    and trees do grow
    as time goes by
    oh my, oh my
    Yes, my friend
    I’m a happy old house
    with happy memories.

  • Esther Turner  On October 5, 2014 at 1:25 am

    This definitely bring back good childhood memories of my grandmother, s home many happy times ..a d not so happy after she died.Thanks for sharing

  • glynis simpson  On October 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    As always Mr A,your writings are profound, thanks…..

    • Dmitri Allicock  On October 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks guys

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