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Re anyone seen Harry - a poem

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Harry Report 13 Feb 2013 14:23

I know poems are not popular, but this might explain our position, and hopefully contain a bit of good advice.


Half a century since we bought our house,
Which was standing all forlorn;
Loves young dreamers came along,
And a happy home re-born.

Nature blessed us with two fine boys,
And our wishes all came true;
Both lovingly raised to man-hood,
Then to seek out pastures new.

Darby and Joan left in residence,
Bond even stronger now;
Golden years spent together,
Three decades did God allow.

The dear lady is in a nursing home,
It seems a bell will toll;
Sans mother and her children,
The old house has lost its soul.

What was once a place of laughter,
Sadly now a place to mourn;
But new young dreamers will come along,
And a happy home re-born.

This is not a tale of sadness,
It's the world since time began;
Dear reader, heed the old advice,
Gather rose-buds while you can.


Thank you for reading. Happy days


AnnCardiff Report 13 Feb 2013 14:25

Oh Harry - that is truly lovely - bless you

Ann XX <3 <3


Leni Report 13 Feb 2013 14:27

How true those words are Harry. Thank you for posting them.



Merlin Report 13 Feb 2013 14:28

That was lovely Harry, Best Wishes to you.**M**.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Feb 2013 14:34

That is lovely Harry....There are a few of us on here living alone who can identify with true to ..gather rosebuds....

Best wishes to you.Brenda x


Mauatthecoast Report 13 Feb 2013 14:37



JustGinnie Report 13 Feb 2013 14:39

Beautiful poem Harry, Best wishes.


Mersey Report 13 Feb 2013 14:39

Stunningly beautiful Harry..... :-) X


Island Report 13 Feb 2013 14:46

Harry, that's a beautiful and touching poem.

Sending you good wishes and hug.

Don't be a stranger, you know you will get support - and often much needed distractions - here if you wish it. :-) <3


PollyinBrum Report 13 Feb 2013 14:53

Loving and heart felt sentiments. My best wishes to you . <3


AnninGlos Report 13 Feb 2013 15:11

That is lovely Harry thank you and what lovely times that house has seen. Best wishes to you and your family. <3


Porkie_Pie Report 13 Feb 2013 15:12

Lovely Harry, Best wishes



Guinevere Report 13 Feb 2013 15:15

Beautiful words, Harry.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 13 Feb 2013 15:21

A lovely meaningful poem, Harry <3

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 13 Feb 2013 15:23

How lovely that is Harry! And how true.

And of all the times, it is most poignant for me just now.
On Monday of this week the sale was completed on my parents' house - 50 years ago, to the month, they bought it.
Mum's gone into a Home and the house sale will pay for her care. It's been a very sad time for me and my brother having cleared out 50 yrs worth of our childhood and early adult memories. A young couple with baby has bought it, and I am sure they will make a lovely home for themselves and the next generation/s. As you say Harry, ' a happy home re-born'.


Cynthia Report 13 Feb 2013 15:24

Fine sentiments and so thoughtfully put together Harry. Sending best wishes. <3


ButtercupFields Report 13 Feb 2013 15:29

Harry, a wonderful poem, and uplifting in its own way. Thanks for sharing this and all your other great poems with us over the years. Take care. BC XX <3

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 13 Feb 2013 16:14

Beautiful poem Harry, sending best wishes.

Carol <3


Susan10146857 Report 13 Feb 2013 16:22

That was lovely Harry. Your poems are missed <3


Elizabethofseasons Report 13 Feb 2013 17:02

Dear Mr Harry and Mrs Harry


Your poems always make days happy.

I send you both caring thoughts.

Take very gentle care
Lots of love
Elizabeth, EOS