Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Where I was born

Early home

The old house was home to me 
Seventeen years there I lived 
First breath I took, fresh farm air 
Reading lights there we had none
No one was afraid of dark,
except for one little boy
My trip at night outhouse bound
Little sis was my escort
We had hope for the flashlight
Four room house, sis needed one  
The front porch became my room
For sister I didn't mind
Corn cob stove, later fuel oil
Kerosene lamps, then came juice
Outhouse filled up, bathroom came
Raccoons and snakes made their home
Elm trees growing in my porch
And then it was razed and burned
A hundred plus, house had lived
Perfect place a boy to grow
Little sister, Mom and Dad 
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Today I am  linked with Helen at the Real Toads, All About Abodes
A rundown of the old home place, here

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At Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:25:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

"For sister I didn't mind"… very sweet. And it would be hard to see a beloved place full of wonderful memories deteriorate like that.

At Tuesday, April 08, 2014 10:00:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to grow up

At Tuesday, April 08, 2014 10:18:00 PM, Blogger Sumana Roy said...

love this old world charm full of sweet memories...

At Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's such a shame the old farm house is gone. The old houses had such character!

At Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:59:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

Fresh farm air is one of the best gifts from nature, Dr Jim :)

At Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:02:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

"Perfect place a boy to grow" .. perfect poem for my challenge!

At Monday, May 05, 2014 2:24:00 PM, Blogger Marian said...

hope for your flashlight. love this snap of you and your sister. i can see my kids in your words. (though i supposed they'd be grateful to not have to find the outhouse in the dark.)

At Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:56:00 PM, Blogger JosephAlsarraf said...

That is a beautiful house! : )


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