Loosing Our Appeal


Old country store
with stories to tell;
Closed and locked
just waiting to be torn down.
Lead paint peeling
roof shingles falling off.
What a sad day…
when it disappears from site/sight;
Making way for “progress”…
Like many of us;
Waiting for our time.



Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, we are to write a Quadrille of exactly 44 words using the prompt peel. I decided to go with paint peeling on an old building.

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45 thoughts on “Loosing Our Appeal

  1. Dwight, your poem is so emotive and beautiful. I want to restore and make that country store come alive again. Knowing you need specialists for removing lead paint.
    It speaks to us and I would love to hear its story.


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  2. Very well written Dwight, it’s always sad to see buildings that may have once been lived in and much loved not be cared for in the same way over time. We love living in old properties and the stories that they hold. Our current home is nearly 200 years old and in a conservation area, so thankfully protected.

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  3. I’m not waiting for “my time,” because each day is a new opportunity to make each minute count. No sir, ain’t nobody gonna tear me down. But when “my time” is through here, I know where I’m headed next! Nevertheless, your pictures of that old store and the analogy are lovely… and it is sad to think that one day it will disappear. I hope its wood can be repurposed!

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