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The House That Built Me ~ Can You Go Home Again

 The House That Built Me
Can You Go Home Again

 Regardless of what is said
I just had to go back One More Time.

This home of memories began
Just twelve years from my start
Will be lovingly held
Forever in my heart

Going back was a huge risk
My home it was no longer
Would my visit be an intrusion
Was my biggest worry and wonder

When I pulled in the drive
All my fears were quickly gone
These two awesome people
Were my hearts loving song

You must be Donna
She so softly and kindly said
I met Bill and Diane
Upon the purchase of this homestead

They opened the door wide
Invited me in with no hesitations
I shared so many memories
And answered their questions

What happened to the spindle
of the handrail in the hall
It had to be cut when my Nephew
For help he did call

The wallpaper in the hall
of a Monticello envision
That was lovingly hung
for my sister's reception

The beams in the kitchen
Came from a failing old barn
Dad saved all that he could before removing
Because of fears the wind could do us harm

They asked about the cellar
Oh on that I can not say
I found it scary and creepy
Therefore I stayed away

They asked about a large dark spot
On wood floor in the upstairs hall
We were told a wounded soldier laid
During the war before the South's fall

Oh many soldiers paid us a visit
And would ride late at night
Across the front yard
Toward the Depot in furious flight

There was one Soldier
Who would visit in the upstairs room
That was once used as Slave Quarters
But we knew he meant no doom

I spent hours talking with this awesome couple
Who opened the front door of what was once mine
I can never repay for what they heartfully gave
They allowed an old woman to journey back in time

Oh the secrets held within those old walls
It was in September 1996 that I last did see
Yet here it is September 2011 that I finally
Am blessed to visit again The House That Built Me

And Yes you can go home again...
I walked away with my memories, one brick
and two new friends

Thanks to Robert and Sherri Tracinski

ღ KKD ღ

Original By
Donna DeLong Matthews
The Gold Pen Ghost
All Rights Reserved
September 2011
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ღ God asked me how long I planned on keeping you in my life.
I smiled and said...
How do I choose between always and forever...
But then I have found that's really not up to me... ღ

 Miranda Lambert
The House That Built Me

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