Our House. Memories.

Tonight while having a WhatsApp group chat with friends talking about old times I remembered the home I grew up in.

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Our house

In  the  middle  of  a  terrace,  in a horse shoe  surrounding  a green

It was  home  to us  all.  Our safe place, the best sight ever  seen.

In the  winter  icicles  appeared  on  the window inside  as well as  out

No  heating in the  bedrooms so   we  froze without  a doubt.

The  backroom was cosy there  was always  a fire in the grate

We fought to  sit at the  hearth, huddling  together extra heat  to  create .

Summer was different  the windows  and  doors open wide

The  garden  full of  veg and  blackberries  and  mud  we’d  trail inside!

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Not mum   but  not  far off.

Christmas time  was  special everyone  hanging up  the glitter

Mum  baking in the  kitchen  Dad and  the  boys  having  a  sneaky  bitter.

When I was  little, everyone  went to midnight Mass  except  Mum and  me,

We’d stay home and  dress the Christmas tree. Ready for  the  others on their  return   see.

There  were  so many  of us  yet  no  one  was ever turned  away

Whoever  turned up was welcome, relative , friend, waif or stray.

Dad had  an office in the  front  room each night he’d do his  Union work

Men came for help. After his  working  day. His responsibilities  he didn’t  shirk.

There were only  three bedrooms all packed  to  overflowing

It could be  very  hectic  because  we would not  stop growing.

Four generations. So many memories,  too many  to  share

Sadly  the  house is  sold  and  closed  to me, though it is  still there.

We all got  Married  from  that  house, we were  all were  blessed

Our  Parents did not have  much  but  they  always  did  their best.

Funerals  Parties  and  reunions  it was  always  the place  to meet

For  over  sixty years  it  made  our lives  complete.

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Our House 

In  the  middle  of  a  terrace,  in a horseshoe  surrounding  a green

It was  home  to us  all.  Our safe place , the  best sight ever  seen

The A Mused Poetry Contest 9/19 – 9/25/2020

Chelsea Owens has challenged us to have some fun. Rule one below.

Seasons are changing. The Theme is a funny haiku (or, more technically accurate, a senryu) about seasonal change. Spring, fall, summer, winter, autumn; whatever.

© willowdot21.

Days are getting short
Gaia’s tempers getting fraught
We just won’t be taught

All rules for this prompt can be found at Chelsea’s post.

Happy Autumn 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍁🍁🍁

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 196, #THEMEPROMPT

Happy Mabon! Today is the Autumnal Equinox!It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Franci Hoffman, aka Eugi’s Causerie II, from last month’s challenge picked the theme.This month’s theme is:

The Night Sky

Hail
Darkness
Spotted by
Sparkling diamonds
Cool,crisp, magical
Sweet ,fresh air wafts about
Dreams come easier with blessed
Dark starry nights they’re always best.
After the heat of an Autumn day.
The blessed night washes our sins away
.

I 💜 Autumn 🍁🍁🍁🍂🍂🍂🍁

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 324 FURY&SLOW.

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Fury builds and bursts

The dam is opened so wide

Anger is not slow

The Challenge Words!

Fury&Slow

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other form

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge

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