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July 10, 2012
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An old, abandoned house
cries out in the middle
of nowhere...

It is breathing terribly
through broken brick lungs,
it's heart is beating
somewhere inside
with each step we take -
'Come a little closer...
Let me shelter your soul.'

This house it carried
many hearts, so wipe your
feet on the worn out
'welcome home' mat,
come inside, come inside,

the cherry blossom, it's only
old friend, bows to you.

Blowing off the dust,
can you hear the
once upon a time - old man
cough and wheeze
in a rocking chair in the corner?
today, he's finally faded away.

Pull open the ripped curtains,  
Sunlight wants to stream through,
If you watch with eyes wide open
maybe you could see the glint
of gold in brown eyes belonging to
ghost children, who once ran
Through winding corridors
and hallways, leaving behind
the ringing
of laughter and
echo of cries.

An ear against bricks,
hear the walls breathe...
Listen to all the muttering,
of conversations, and
beautiful memories
caught in the mortar.
Running our fingers
over the cracks, we hear
the whispers, of all heart breaking
stories of lives,
that grew and crumbled
in empty rooms.

One footstep over another
climbing spiral staircases,
they creak and cry;

'Open up a window,
become my family,
blow away cobwebs
and please,
return me to my
greatest glory...'
This is the first poem i wrote with :iconstolenindigo:

I say ''wrote with'' but she did most of the writing :)

basically i had an idea for a poem for a long while but could never find the words. Being the amazing writer Bee is, she managed it.

Its one of my favourite poems by her and i am honoured to be associated with this. It can also be found on her page if you want to see it there, or if we are really lucky fave it :)

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killzonekrissy Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
this is so haunting and beautiful, it really sings the essence of abandonment and old memories. Love it!
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   General Artist
thank you and thanks for the fave :)
nightlynxness Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
It's really beautiful T T
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   General Artist
thank you :)
ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:typerhappy: :squee:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
it looks like the squee is offering encouragement to the guy on laptop by bouncing infront of him/her lol
ExaltedPoet Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mentalandlovingit Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, and as easily able to evoke emotion as always. :)
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
thank you very much :)
NewEmma Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You both did a wonderful job on this ! We really get that living house feeling ! ^^
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