I am too tired and lazy tonight to decide what to post...and since a lot of us always talk about what if the walls could talk...I am sharing this bit of imagination I did several years ago on my other blog. So here you go:
Look at Me
Look at me. I mean really look at me. I know I am not much too look at
now but at one time I was the answer to prayers. I was loved.
Someone once saved and scrimped to have me, and was so happy when they
could finally claim me as their own. I was one of the high points of
their life. They worked and did all kinds of stuff just to have me.
They planted flowers and bushes for beauty to surround me.
I had a family….I heard the laughter of the children along with their
quiet talks with mom and dad. I heard the children playing on my porch
and in the yard. They had a swing in the old oak tree that used to
stand out to the side here. They caught lightening bugs in the dusk of
summer evenings…finally, after growing tired they would settle on my
front porch to plan for another day.
I was home to them...I kept them warm in the winter and sheltered them
from the storms of summer. I was the place they took refuge in when
life got hard. I saw them through the Great Depression, I was here when
the son came home from WWII. I saw one daughter sneak her first kiss
in the swing on my front porch. Another left here to be the first to go
Meals were cooked in my kitchen, Thanksgiving and Christmases were
celebrated, friends came and went. I was at the center of their life.
My living room was a welcoming friend at the end of a long day's work. I
was the holder of their dreams.
What led from then to now, happened so gradually I was hardly aware of
it happening…the children grew up and married and had homes of their
own…after several years the dad died, and not too long after that the
mom passed….you can sort of imagine the rest. I was going through my
own grieving and was hardly aware of time passing.
Now I am in this state and an eyesore to some, while a few others look
at me and wonder what tales I could tell if I could talk.
Some of you have read this--I hope you don't mind the repeat.