Monday, 27 August 2012

House of Love.















Remember this room,
when kindling snapped
and hissed in the grate?

Remember the girl
that was you,
so eager to please?

Remember the man
who stacked the wood,
then sat by you?

Remember the child
mewing, crawling,
trusting, so loved?

It all looked smaller then,
filled with love and warmth,
and my Harley Davidson.

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Prompted by Tess Kincaid's pet Magpie.
PS. Thought it was about time to update the Photo.
This one in the Mooloola River SE Qld 2011.

31 comments:

  1. Nice and warm withn a cherry at the bottom!

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  2. It can be such a wonderful feeling to go back the long winding road of what had been. Something we would not want to trade for anything else including the joys of the Harley!

    Hank

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  3. you had a harley in that room....bet that did not make the missus happy...smiles....yep its def go the wide open feel now...

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    1. Mussus not happy? Anybody should be happy near a Harley!

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  4. I was felling nostalgic until the very end! The Harley wouldn't fit in that room! Well...maybe it would, in a corner, out of the way:)

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    1. Yvonne! Wash your mouth out! Harley's take Pride of Place!

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  5. We all have our growling , screeching, vibrating, fluid dripping crosses to bear !

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    1. Are you still talking about my Harley or the baby?

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  6. ... awwwwwwwww, just when I thought we were going to get all cozy and cuddly!

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  7. That's the trouble with Harleys - they fill a room.

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    1. They fill any space made available to them, including a road.

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  8. I read along so sweetly...then squawked at the end...hey I love your new pic!

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    1. Thanks Tess, glad it burst your bubble!

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  9. I bet it wasn't only the kindling that snapped and hissed when she knew she was sharing the room with....a Harley Davidson?

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    1. You should know. You were there weren't you?

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  10. Yes you are so right it did look smaller then, what with such an enormous Harley in the room! Ha! Ha! great write!

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    1. Thanks Karen, in reality, everything looks smaller now.

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  11. and here I thought we were going to see the softer side of you
    ....glad the room is remembered as larger...or is it?

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  12. What beautiful memories you have Stafford! Love your new picture! :-)

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    1. No Carrie, not good memories, I have never had a Harley.

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  13. Bravo! Excellent progression of thought !!!

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    1. Actually Donald, I thought it was very shallow and silly, but I see there is hope for me yet!

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  14. I used to ride on my hubby's Yamaha when we were dating from midnight to morning - oh, we were so young (he was SO young) and poor - and it felt like a Harley!

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  15. Ah yes . . . the Harley! Where is it now? Great read, which is "tongue in cheek" rather than "shallow and silly", surely.? (Try saying shallow and silly, surely after 3 or 4 pints.)

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  16. Lovely stuff - not shallow and silly at all.

    Love the new pic.

    Anna :o]

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  17. ah yes- there was a time when Russell wanted his BSA Goldstar in the living rom....I said nothing- and he thought better of it.
    Lovely poem taking me back to the beginning.
    Nice new pic too!

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