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Old Wooden House Of Pain
by Erica Ivory

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

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The old man in the closet was a story my mother told us to keep us out.. She claimed if we saw him he would kill us with the fire in his eyes.. He was destined to live in this closet.. rocking endlessly ..looking at his own reflection in the mirror for eternity .. We are Indian and so fell for this story as a tribal truth. LOL.. At the time.

Old wooden house of pain
Where I spent my
childhood days
Running fast
looking back..
No more time
for the past..
Have to run
Must hide..
Dynamite blast..
to my mind

Stay out of my days..
Out of my nights..
Out of my dreams..
Be ready to fight..
Stop haunting my soul..
You ghosts from
my childhood..
Just go..
Must go..
Back to the basement
of the house we all know..
Back to where these
crimes were created
Do not want to remember it..
Make sense of it..
Debate it..
Just hate it.
Go home..
Your home..
No longer mine..
The old wooden house..
Filled with spirits
in every room..
Old man in the closet..
Coming to get you soon
No longer my life..
No longer my fear...
Keep it where it belongs..
This house that
holds so much
I let you go now..
Child of shame.
I let you go now..
Old wooden house of pain..
Back to the past..
Where it all began.


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Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader) 11/11/2003
AMAZING write, Erica..AWESOME poetry!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/11/2003
Interesting Even Looks Like House I Was Rasied In,i.e. I'dGo to Mother As 5 Year Old Child & Tell Her I Heard Voices Talking To Me In Basement_

She Said They're Voices Of Dead, Don't Listen To Them!?

Strangely If I'd Paid More Attention To Those Voices I'd Be That Much Further Ahead As They Were Good Spirits Trying To Guide Me From My House Of Hell I Lived In Till 18- Then I Punched my Moose Bastard Father Out For Beating My Mother Nite Before & Retribution My 18 Years of His ABUSE/Beatings Of Me !

What Goes Round Came Around It Just Takes Time!

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 11/11/2003
Wonderful work, Erica
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 11/11/2003
This is spooky Erica! We needed this one on Halloween. Good write. Lisa
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/11/2003
This is an "Old Wooden House Of Pain" that made a story for the Poet's life.

Memories can prod imagination and take one to meet intuition, and that is what makes creativity the tool of the soul.

"Old Wooden House Of Pain" offers an excellent reading. It is a true poetical voice dictated by the heart.

Productive be Your pen, Poet Erica G. Ivory.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 11/11/2003
Erica it is great to write out these things....writing need to go back and hug that little girl...and tell her (you) that all this was not true...((((hugs)))) to you....a very heartfelt story of what can frighten a child. great write...floria
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/11/2003
Letting go is the answer. Great write! The house does have a very errie look about it. Very clever the way you got the ghost to roam the top of it, through the windows, in the photo.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 11/11/2003
Awesome poem. I could feel the chilling energy from it.
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