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Sign of The Times

by Mae Futter Stein
copyright 09-12-2009

Age Rating: 4 +

A bank owned house, abandoned and dark,
Secluded and lonely, next to a park.
The insides were gutted, the wires were stripped
The surface was damaged and plaster was ripped.

Appliance were taken, windows were broke,
Bathroom depleted, water stained soaked.
The house sat for months as weeds took over,
And rubbish was spilled over wild clinging clover.

The house once was happy with birds in the rafter
Built on a foundation, of love and laughter,
Sold to a family who made it their heart.
Disaster struck and all hope fell apart.

It is a sign of the times, the era we live.
The yesteryear's were broken, with little to give,
Taken away by dark clouds fixed of fault,
Bringing dreams and promises now to a halt.

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        09-27-2009     Richard Reed Jr        

You are quickly becoming one of the favorite writers here on PnP. All words of praise are well deserved. Your poems are witty, and well-written with all the right words in the right places. They are all down to earth and true to the times we live in. This is a winner and should be placed at the top of your pile.
Thanks for your always good reads.


        09-24-2009     Kathryn Ossman        

A lovely poem, befitting the "times" in which we live. The realty of it is very palpable. So many family dreams gone, for which many will never recover. Just a few years ago, no one would have believed that so many, years later would be homeless, losing the American Dream. Thank you for sharing your work.

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