Don't Let It Slip Away...

We built this house with hopes of love
step by step, dove by dove.
Wood plank, brick and stone
beads of sweat, tears of soul.
Covered paths of limb and vine
bearing fruits of every kind.
Gods creatures great and small
a stubby tailed sqirrel, a new bird call.
Winding seats in every spot
some are cool, some are hot.
Water blue and ohh so clear
fountain trickles you may hear.
Thank the Lord up above
for these gifts; these gifts of love.
This is where your heart may roam,
what was a house is now a home.


Copyright ©2008 Donna Marie Meyer

Don't Let It Slip Away...


Canaan Lake, United States

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The home we live in was considered to be a summer house yrs ago.When we purchased this little bungalow it was gutted, no bathroom walls, floors tore up, no kitchen what-so-ever, the yard was also a nightmare, the house was empty for 4 yrs…I think you get the picture. Our familys thought we were crazy but at the time the housing market had sky-rocketed and the condition of the house made it affordable for us to purchase.We have done almost everything ourselves…plumbing, tile floors, kitchen cabinets, windows, pool decks, cabanas, gardens…you name it; its been done…lt was like a tropical hideaway. But there came a point in time where kids, work, family, everything seem to be in turmoil; all the time…the possibility of losing your home…everything you put your heart into… was a reality. I prayed everyday and thank God time passed and so did the troubles. But during that time I wrote this poem.On that note I would like to say that my heart and prayers goes out to all those that have lost their homes or are in danger of losing their homes because of shady mortgage companys, the state of the economy and the fact that our government does not care enough about us to do anything about it!


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