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Old House
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Old house

Once upon a time
A home
To hopeful would-be pioneers

Now
Empty
Abandoned
Grey
Weather-bleached boards
Sagging roof

Is it voices from long ago
I hear
From the dark within?

Or is it the wind
Moaning
Through empty window frames
As it passes
On its way
To desolate prairie?
 
Beyond
Memories

Copyright 2003 by Regis J. Auffray
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Reviewed by Michael Jones
The house seems so very sad Regis, as its souls cries from yesteryear! Pleading restoration before desolation from the wind! I really like this poem. Thank you! Peace!!
Reviewed by lois christensen
Those wonderful pioneer women = some didn't have much but a grass or sod house, not a wooden one til later when they got settled better - I know cause I read a book about it, was amazed, but these woman made a home wherever they resided in the West, or I should say settled, and made the most of it. they abandoned their families, came West, and some never made it and lots survived, or we wouldn't of had any old abandoned buildings like this. Sort of a mixed review with my thoughts.
Reviewed by Paul Mc Cann
Regis ,
I love the image you portary here with life that once was in the old house . In your words I felt the presence of its inhabitants .

You are a gifted writer ,
Great work .

Paul
Reviewed by Duane Weide
Old houses have such magnetic energy. I get a feeling of sorrow when I look at this house. Powerful write. Looks like this scary house I would pass by on my street when I was a kid.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
ooh old houses. Sometimes you can sense what was there before in an old house, maybe a lingering spirit or sometimes materials of the house can actually record the vibes from the past. :) Nice write.
Reviewed by Dennis Leischner
Reg

Wonderful images. Evokes emotions of a time and place long gone yet never forgotten because the past still speaks if we only will hear.

Dennis
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick
very nicely done
Reviewed by Connie Washburn (Reader)
Ah - makes me want to do my genealogy! How many secrets are buried in the dust? Love your work!
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love
Great work as always.
Reviewed by ♥ Kari Hirshey ♥ (Reader)
Wow... great imagery in this piece.. very... haunting. Wonderful, as always.:)
~Kari Anne~
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Hi REgis....Oh I caught you before you scrolled off the page....love this poem..great imageryl....memories are to be treasured..great writing...floria
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Incredible imagery Regis. You not only took me there you created a house with a life of its own.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Or is it the wind
Moaning

..outstanding line!..I love anything to do with past imprints on ancient walls..and YES!..One can sense the energies of souls that once inhabited old houses etc. I live in Croatia and I must say there is sooo much history here..I make it a point to visit a new castle or some historic place whenever I get the chance...I can tell you some places scream into one's inner ear..it's rather fascinating though my husband doesn't think so..he feels SPOOKED!..LOL..
Remarkable write Regis...words well chosen..

Vesna :)
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
I like old houses. They have a life of their own, as if no one ever really leaves them. I like this poem and picture. I do black and white photography -- fascinating art form.

Carmen
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
12-07-03

Excellent- Old Houses Do Talk If You Listen_

Born Raised in Old House Back East,i.e. As Child I Always Heard Voices In Basement, Told My Mother,She'd Said Don't Listen To Them, They're Voices Of Dead_ Not All Voices From Other Side Are Evil_

Strangely -If I Did Listen To Them, They Were Trying To Help Me,I'd Listened I'd Be That Much Further Ahead!

Thanks For Your Kind Comments!

TRASK
Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader)
Hi Regis
I always find old houses a bit sad, all those hopes, loves, lives gone.
nobody to take their place, I think is the saddest part.
Well done.
Mor.
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay
well done!
Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell
Oh Regis I love this one
I wish those old houses were
able to tell tales of the lives
inside. Of happiness and fear
of births and of death
Good one ..
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry
Even without the picture, I see this house: have seen it many times and wondered what memories vanished through it empty windows. Very well written, Master Regis. ~~Bonnie Q
Reviewed by jan nunn (Reader)
hauntingly sad..beautifully done
Reviewed by Lynn Barry
Makes a story out of a still photo...excellent...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Beautiful and rather haunting, This was outstanding,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Paul Bruce (Reader)
A nice sort of haunting poem and a great picture, Paul
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
I love old houses and ruins....they pulse with soo much feeling and life.

Your poem was a delight....I love how you wrap it up....ty and congrats again, Dani
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
wonderful write, regis! (((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D enjoyed much; thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
Ooooooh, I wanna go visit one of these at night and see ghosts--lol. On a serious note, this was very well done Regis.We always think these things while passing by one of them don't we. Always in the backs of our minds.

Excellent!

Thanks,
Emilie
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Perfect write about that old house Regis!!

I think its the Ghosts playing "Underground "you heard...lol!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
The pic matches the lines of emotion perfectly...I have been gone almost a month now and missed a lot of good writes, Congratulations are in order for your winning the latest contest. With writes like these, I can see why.
Amor
Reviewed by William Bonilla
great picture ... Regist
excellent write

William
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I think it's voices from long ago. Wonderful write, Regis, and I love that photo.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
Beyond memories... I could picture this without the picture, you penned the imagery, and the feeling very well.... stay strong...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
If only old houses could talk..
excellent write
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
This whole thing seems like an elongated haiku. I love the pic.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Old houses always gets the creative mind going. Great write!
Reviewed by George Carroll
If only the house could talk. What interesting tales it would tell
Liked this Regis
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader)
I have truly been enjoying your work!
Amazing depth.
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle
Powerful photo, unanswerable questions. Could a Kansas tornado be lurking? Thanks, Regis.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Beautifully haunting write, "desolate prairie beyond memories!" great line.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I wish to thank all who have been so kind with your comments regarding my winning with "Graffiti." I have posted your names and comments in my blog. If I missed anyone, I apologize and I shall rectify this if you let me know. Once again, my sincere appreciation to all of you. Love and peace, Regis.
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