Home Is Where The Heart Is

July 29, 2011
By KayleeRae PLATINUM, Arvada, Colorado
KayleeRae PLATINUM, Arvada, Colorado
34 articles 49 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Either write something worth doing or do something worth writing."


A house of cards,
A wobbling house of spades.
We lived in that house,
Lived off what we had made.
Slept on dirt floors,
Tired of our happy charade,
Lifted up shovels,
Reverie to our someday-upgrade,
Made the grounds shiver,
Made a living off a tottering grenade.

A house of cards,
A shimmering house of diamond,
They live in that house,
Every sparkle a blast of a sun,
Slept on cold sheets,
Thinking that they had truly won,
Lifted up nothing,
Not even a finger, not one,
Made the peasants quiver,
Every day a rerun.

A house of cards,
A thriving house of clovers,
She lives in that house,
Mother nature, none other,
Slept in the treetops,
Couldn’t ever roll over,
Lifted up vines,
Weaving them, under and over,
Made the petals shake,
For she was the Mother.

A house of cards,
A beating house of hearts,
We live in that house,
So far from our start,
We sleep hand in hand,
Our hands never part,
Lift up eachother,
And that’s how we’re smart,
Kept our lives going,
And now look where we are?


The author's comments:
This is about the struggles of a couple who built up from the ground. They lived their lives working and watching those who had it easy. But in the end, they were happy because through their effort, they bonded together.

Question: do you think this would be better if I included only the first and last stanzas?

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on Aug. 17 2011 at 4:24 pm
KayleeRae PLATINUM, Arvada, Colorado
34 articles 49 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Either write something worth doing or do something worth writing."

Thanks haha I spent a looong time coming up with it, it was the most difficult poem I've written in forever

on Aug. 5 2011 at 4:18 am
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

I loved this! I liked your comment explaining what it was about. You wrote a beautiful poem :)


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