Abstract poem

Abstract poem - student project




Out in the paddock I’m near naked

My dilapidated state shocks passers-by.

Once a handsome house with two chimneys,

my grand rooms sheltered my family, who in turn

lovingly furnished me and were joyful in my presence.

No-one lives here now, my windows and doors are bare

an old arm-chair remains among the rubble

parts of me have fallen away completely.

Rarely someone will stop, look around, feel my presence,

keep me company for a while, before leaving to reach their destination