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Removing [CTPWC]

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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 02:59 PM
I’m removing signs of life,
covering family graffiti.
Washing away tiny hand prints,
scrubbing clean his black scuff.

There are pencil marks,
records of their growth.
Dozens of nail holes,
where pictures once hung.

There’s the dusty shadow,
from her favorite poster.
A missing puzzle piece
that probably didn’t matter.

Will the new owners
wonder who we were?
Will they discover
a memory left behind?

I’m covering memories.
Painting over feelings
with a thin skin.

How do you remove?

edit on 2/11/12 by masqua because: Added [CTPWC] for contest entry and replaced all caps

edit on 06/02/2011 by grayeagle because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 08:36 PM
reply to post by grayeagle

Ooooh, I really feel this one. I like the term you used, "family graffiti" as well, very descriptive.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by gwynnhwyfar

Thank you for your kind word. This was written just after my divorce and I had to prepare the family home for sale by myself. My two children had already moved out.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:02 PM
reply to post by grayeagle

Now I feel it even more. Those situations will really bring things out of us.

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 09:08 PM
reply to post by gwynnhwyfar
I am a dreamer too!

posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 10:34 PM
Don't know why... but I thought of this...

posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 01:57 AM
Moving out and moving on, what an ideal time to capture the biter sweetness of our lives. Tiny little things that go unnoticed until life forces us to reflect. Great title too. S&F

Ok, I just realized that family graffiti was not the title. It must've just jumped out at me from the poem and I had to reply. I think it could be an alternate title though.
edit on 11/3/2012 by TheOtter because: See added paragraph

posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 02:04 AM
Wonderful poem thanks for shareing..peace,sugarcookie1 S&F
edit on 3-11-2012 by sugarcookie1 because: (no reason given)

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