Steven A. Jent

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Old House

This old house of mine has stood a long, long time.

The plumbing leaks. The floorboards creak.

Itís no longer fit for me to inhabit it.

The roof is gone. It canít last long.

 

Brides like a sunny day; corpses love the rain.

You can step into the river twice, but it wonít be the same.

Life is a funny old dog, or so Iím told.

And the good never have to grow old.

 

This house has been my home, the only one Iíve known.

Itís been my friend. But now itís condemned.

Why should I wait until it falls of its own will?

Itís time for me to set it free.

 

Brides like a sunny day; corpses love the rain.

You can step into the river twice, but it wonít be the same.

Life is a funny old dog, or so they say.

But tomorrow will be another day.

 

This old heart of mine has beat a long, long time.

Itís earned a rest. Itís for the best.

Sometimes my wires get crossed. Some days I feel quite lost.

Itís time for me to be set free.

 

Brides like a sunny day; corpses love the rain.

You can step into the river twice, but it wonít be the same.

Life is a funny old dog, or so Iíve heard.

After all these years thatís all Iíve learned.

 

 



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