Wednesday, November 10, 2010

JINGLE POETRY

Today, I was invited to participate in Jingle Poetry. You can go here to find others who have done the same. So, here goes...my first submission regarding buildings landmarks and monuments.


Life is sometimes like a house.
It starts out with a good foundation
(or not)
and builds daily, weekly, monthly
until completed
(or so it seems).
But life, like a house,
is never complete.
There is always rearranging,
redecorating,
refurbishing.
Do we stop when we think it is done?
No, we keep on digging in the yard,
we keep on painting the siding,
we keep on vacuuming the inside.
Is the inside more important?
Sometimes.
Sometimes curb appeal is just
a front; something to fool the eye,
something to draw them in.
But, the core, the hearth,
is what is really important.
You've got to
keep
that
fire
BURNING!

14 comments:

  1. lovely metaphor...

    you are a blissful spirit,
    love your entry very much...
    Thanks for linking up.xxx

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  2. That was an excellent analogy, Teri.. Change is the only constant, after all :)
    Your words seem to be the perfect bricks for this solid piece here! Really loved the "curb appeal" touch!! Awesome!

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  3. how truthful this poem is.. thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cannot agree more, got to keep the fire burning!!! Your submission is just awesome, thanks so very much for linking with Potluck, we cannot wait to see you back next week again!! Well penned my friend xx

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  5. Love it, Teri. Practical and poetic at the same time!

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  6. Wise and well considered. A creative twist on the Potluck theme. Nice!

    Jamie Dedes

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  7. Well, i will try even I am not native english!ha ha
    Can I post in Romanian? Just joking!

    You are invited on my blog Photographis
    ( http://graphis-artwork.blogspot.com/)
    to celebrate with all my friends 3 years of blogging!
    Best regards from Romania!

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  8. chuckles...she pretty much comments on anyone i do...hmmm....

    aside...beautiful poem...smiles.

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  9. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/my-sister-lives-too-far-away/

    awards for you.
    Happy Thursday.
    xx

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  10. But, the core, the hearth,
    is what is really important.
    You've got to
    keep
    that
    fire
    BURNING!..

    agree,
    beautiful ending.
    xx

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  11. Very wise and well said.. Life must go on.. The fire must keep blazing.. :)
    xxx

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  12. Thank you so very much for your participation at Jingle Poetry potluck... with the solid support you give to us, we are able to keep going in the coming weeks.
    Blessings fly your way, hope you well. Look forward to seeing you again.
    Always, your talent is recognized, keep writing.
    Cheers!
    xoxox

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  13. Welcome to our potluck week 10, a poetry award is assigned upon submission.
    Old poems are welcome …hurry up, you have 12 hours to go before we are closed.
    Hope to see you there. Cheers!
    http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/11/poetry-potluck-moods-feelings-and.html

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