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Playhouse in the pines

Discussion in 'Testimonial Forum' started by Frank Lee, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    The Playhouse in the pines
    By Frank Lee Jennings
    for Joanna


    Peals of laughter from the pines
    above the house. Wonderful
    psalms of unfettered joy.
    Children at play, at laughing.

    Little girls playing in the playhouse
    pretending to be wives and mothers.
    Making things like they ought to be,
    Joanna and her young friend sharing secrets.

    A crystal rock edged walk leads up
    to the front door. Inside
    little shelves hold knickknacks,
    memories, hopes and dreams.

    The dirt floor she swept clean
    with an old yellow broom, and
    a small dog wandered in
    and out, flopping in the corner.

    All she had to do was ask
    And I went right to work
    building, sawing, nailing,
    making her a little place.

    I would have brought down
    the moon had she asked.
    An arm, a leg, mere trifles
    I could do without for her.

    Only deer and wild birds
    Visit there now, excepting
    sometimes me. I left
    it the way she had. Just the way.

    God built her another house you see,
    then bade her come to play, and
    so she did, in her youth
    with the roses yet in her cheeks

    and the laughter in her eyes.
    Blond locks falling all
    around as she proudly held up
    the fish she had caught.

    It may crumble down in time,
    gather itself to the forest floor.
    But not by my hand, for
    palaces should remain standing.

    It will always be hers,
    with the small things she arranged there,
    plastic flowers she put there,
    my heart arranged there on her little shelf.
     
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    "ByGrace" Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Frank. :)
     
  3. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    It's for me but thought I'd share it. Mostly it's OK but some days I miss her so bad I don't think I can stand the pain.
     
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