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The stately old home that beckoned me to stop!!! I saw myself peering out from all the dust!!!


Friday, May 03, 2013

A light breeze caressed my face as I continued on the Market Street side of town where the stately old homes line the mile long walk. I came to an old elementary school where two huge bushes of pink/lavender in color of flowers drip like plums from their branches. I can here the voices in my mind of the children as they brush past the flowers getting on to their awaiting desk. I hurried on by leaving the echoes of the children's voices taken up by the breeze that sailed upward. I crossed to the other side & was walking briskly to the tempo of the upbeat music blaring in my ear. I suddenly came to an abrupt halt.!! As I glanced over I saw the majestic old home. It's once clear front door & windows were encased in a gray dust, like the cataracts of an aged one.The once colorful Autumn leaves now lay crumbled ,dried & faded of color at the entrance way to the door & encroached at the steps leading upward. On either side of the walkway was the 2 stately pines with their branches dripping of despair as they touched the earths floor. I gasped as I saw my self in this stately old home. I too like the dust on the windows had scales clouding my vision of a life I so wanted fulfilled with energy . Like the Autumn leaves that once had an array of color I to had lost that boost of color in my life, for my color palate was in shades of gray. The pines that dripped from lack of nourishing I to lacked of vital nutrients to have me in a state of thriving. Thank you stately old home for allowing me to see myself in you.
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CLAIREINPARIS 5/5/2013 5:13PM

    Such a lovely poetic blog! Thank you Judy!

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REGILIEH 5/5/2013 12:42PM

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful writer you are. You need to write a book and I will buy it!

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JACKIE542 5/4/2013 2:07PM

    Very beautifully written, Judy. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 5/3/2013 10:45PM

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MEXGAL1 5/3/2013 11:46AM

    very nice Miss Judy! You sure know how to make words paint a picture.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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DMEYER4 5/3/2013 6:36AM

  this was beautiful. you have a wonderful way with words. Thank you for allowing us into your insight. Have a great day

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DWSCHUYLER 5/3/2013 6:26AM

    Love your words! emoticon

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