The Resting House

Word of The Day Challenge: Repose

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The boards were rough and worn

when I found them , abandoned in the field

far away from where I live,

late last Spring.


I wondered,  had they been part

of a happy home? A  warm house?  Had

these walls been hung with pictures of smiling people and  gently  ticking clocks?

Were there little marks on the doorframe to show how tall the children grew?


I picked them up and took them far away

from where they used to live to my somber home, my  charnel home

where I will hang them with pictures of people I don’t know  and the clocks

run like mad and the children don’t grow and nobody haunts  the fields here

but me.

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