House of Cards




You could weave a bamboo hut and place it on sand before the sea.
Or nail a wood frame in a thicket amongst the trees.
You could plant a home, like corn, in a prairie's breeze.
Or lay a brick by brick fortress on a mount for all to see.
But, if there is no love that there in resides,
the rooms may be full, but loneliness will abide.
For a house of cards is like an old fool and his gin,
a sad game of solitaire where no one wins.



Comments

  1. Wonderfully written magpie! =)

    Before I go, I've got a couple of awards for you!

    http://systematicweasel.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/awards/

    -Weasel

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  2. Really enjoy the settings you create for the ideal home which need an important ingredient.

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  3. Your words are so true. Nicely written Carrie

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  4. How sad... not to have anyone to play with...

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  5. Yes a house - even full of people can be a lonely place to live without love...nice..bkm

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  6. Better a ragged house filled with love than all the riches in the world.

    You've captured wisdom and truth with beautiful words.

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  7. So very true, Carrie. A house without love is an empty place.

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  8. beautiful words from a beautiful lady!

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  9. excellent magpie and so true....very nice write....

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  10. Your words ring so true. Without love a house can never be a home, only a shell for basic protection. Simply beautiful!

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  11. sadly romantic a house of cards..... wonderful

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  12. It bring tears to one's eyes...your writing is deeply profound and so beautiful. Love is everything.

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  13. Great Magpie Carrie. You always amaze me with your wonderful writing. Thank you for sharing.

    Can you email me? I wnated to see if you were interested in doing the Poets United interview but I have no means of gettting a hold of you.

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  14. you captured the difference of a house and a home beautifully

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  15. This is beautiful and touching. A wonderful magpie, a house cannot be a home without love, and just lovely the way you put it together.

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  16. Poignant piece. I love the way this flows...

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  17. Can't remember how I stumbled onto your blog, but glad I did, and stayed a while. Wonderful images that accompany poignant posts.

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  18. oh... so very poignant. i love this. i need to participate in magpie one of these days... your writing is so strong, friend. the end made my throat snag. xo

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  19. Beautiful, and reminiscent of the Corinthian love chapter, with a little solitaire for texture!

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  20. Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments...you have made my Monday morning!
    :-)

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  21. So true and beautifully written!

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  22. like the form to this piece. well written and well put, i couldn't agree more.

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  23. Thank you Patience,Manda, and River-Rose for taking the time to read it....:-)i am looking forward to reading everyones....i have not had access to a computer and been super busy at work so it is taking me a while to get caught up. :-)

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  24. A lovely interpretation of the little pink house!
    Blessings, Star

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  25. this was such a well written and truthful piece...I loved the last verse.

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  26. Amen. This would make a great song. In fact, it is a song already. I couldn't agree with your sentiments more!

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  27. Wow, that was brilliant. Should be published! Great mapie. Can't wait to read more of your work.

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