Where Did They Go?

Where Did They Go?

Where is that family that called me home?
I woke up one day and they were all gone,…
First I thought they were off on a trip.
A long vacation I wish.
After a week or two,…
Not a clue,….
They took everything with them,…..
Did the rent come do ?
The dog was not even there to bark at the strangers that came to look,…
What`s that sign out front,…..
What is it they want to sale?
I waited and waited,….But they never did came back.
Only the ghost of a youngen,..
Who died when he was ten.
I think he was looking for the family that lived here,….back then.
Every now and then,….I`d see one drive by on the road out front.
Why would they not stop,….and say hello again ?
Never did have a sale,….
So I just stood here alone and dying,….
Wasting away to the bitter end!
4/29/11 JohnDSmith

Where Did They Go?
by JohnDSmith

The image and writing is not new,….I had to do it this way to add it to my writing groups.


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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Outstanding work John.

  • Thank you Julie,…..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Great job well done John. The poem and photo fit exactly well together.

  • Thank you Tim,….

    – JohnDSmith

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Outstanding John!!

  • Thank you Kate,….

    – JohnDSmith

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 2 years ago

    this is really great in everyway. The writing and the art go so well together and I even felt sad for the home.

  • Thank you Mark,….You know,…..I feel a little something every time I see one of these old abandon homes,…..A little sad,…and a lot of wonder,.. about what happen to the families that lived there,….

    – JohnDSmith

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 2 years ago

    Very clever

  • Thank you Mary,….I like clever !

    – JohnDSmith

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 2 years ago

    i just love this poem John its OUTSTANDING with this beautiful image well done lee

  • Thank you Lee,……

    – JohnDSmith

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    this is magnific words !!!!

  • Thank you Guendalyn,…..

    – JohnDSmith

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    This is moving John. A really wonderful work.

  • Your kindness is appreciated so very much,…..THANK YOU !

    – JohnDSmith

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    Great writing and you just wonder when you see these old homes just left to rot. Great work!!!

  • Thank you Viv,…..Pleased by your visit,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 2 years ago

    great writing they really go so well together.

  • Thank you Marie,……Pleased by your visit,….

    – JohnDSmith

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