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Poetic Home For Rent (Answer to Challenge)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Thursday, June 05, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Take your shoes off, sit a spell. :)

Image (c) 2006, Karla Dorman (taken by Karen Lynn Vidra)

No great big mansion, but no
shack, either, this apartment
on the Plains:  no use trying
to make it fancier than it is.

The second you enter, books
and paper and pens rise to
greet you; my words love to
climb into laps, purring, happy

to be read.  If you don't mind
some clutter, if dust doesn't
bother you, you're invited to
stay as long as you want ---

we love having company.  Sorry
it's not the Four Seasons or a
million dollar home - it's mine.
Take your shoes off, sit a spell.

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (6/5)



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Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/9/2008
Sounds like a wonderful place to visit. A homey place where I would feel comfortable.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/7/2008
Wonderful! A place every poet should be proud of
Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader) 6/6/2008
Who's Jill? Did she go up the hill with Jack? I better keep my shoes on. My wife says I have foot fungus. :)
Reviewed by Bonnie May 6/6/2008
Sounds great, when can I move in? Its home because you're there. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/6/2008
Can I bring about a dozen of my critters? I promise they'll take their shoes off, too.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/6/2008
I can hear the words of laughter,, great fun,, and soooo inviting,,,
do you make coffee????
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/6/2008
My shoes are already off, but watch for that mean elbow of yours near my eye (I am sitting just to the left, Karen Lynn can't take pictures)

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/5/2008
Sounds like a place of comfort...a real home!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/5/2008
Now that's the kind of invitation i love to hear.
challenge well met!...Great pic Karla!;-),,,ET
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/5/2008
Looks like a real place, especially if there's dust ;-) I love the image of lively and warm words that come around.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/5/2008

I would be happy to be anywhere with you, just as long as we're together. Clutter or no clutter, fancy frills or none, it's still home, and there's nobody I'd rather be with than YOU. Outstanding; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twinkles, Karen Lynn. :D

Love the pic; of course *I* took it! LOL
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/5/2008
Wonderful entry into the contest and your home sounds like the kind of home I am used to and grew up the shirt too by the way.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/5/2008
I don't mind dust and clutter. Sounds like a lived in home. My deceased Tom always said his home looked lived in when people came to visit and he welcomed all who came. I think I will take and sit a spell. Good write**********
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/5/2008
Karla who needs the four seasons or a million dollar mansion as long as you have a comfortable roof over your head then you are indeed blessed
God Bless
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/5/2008
Well Karla I think it sounds very inviting and I know too well we would have a tea as I would enjoy reading much of your words. You look very comfortable in your picture so I will take you up on the offer one day. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/5/2008
I would love to come and sit a spell my friend, I'm sure I would feel at home! Loved this...especially the second stanza, very creative...great photo!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/5/2008
There is great warmth and sincerity in your invitation. Why would anyone not accept. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/5/2008
Well, maybe like you, I can rent the basement...? ;) ed
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/5/2008
Sounds like the kind of home most folks would feel comfortable in. Nice write.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/5/2008
I don't mind the paper and pens but that dust will anger my allergies,. Lovely poem Karla! You look so relaxed in that pic, who wouldn't want to join you??? :-)
Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 6/5/2008
karla home is where you heart is so bring your heart
all the best tuchy
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 6/5/2008
Sounds like my kind of place. I especially love the imagery of

The second you enter, books
and paper and pens rise to
greet you; my words love to
climb into laps, purring, happy

~ Sara
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 6/5/2008
I don't have a million dollar home, either, Karla (though I live within a half a mile of them), but my home is where I'm most at peace. It's nice to read that your apartment has the same affect for you. (Ohio will still be 'home sweet home' for both of us, though, I know.)

Thanks for taking the challenge.

Hugs & Love,
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/5/2008
Sounds like a nice, warm, creative home to me, Karla. - Gene.
Reviewed by John Leko 6/5/2008
...such a comfortable invitation...finds your friendship in to hold dear.
wonderful write Karla...
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