The Porch by shahlaa ()
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By Mary C. Lashbrook-parker
I am a rectangular piece of concrete that is my family's porch
I'm really not much more than a stoop,
But I've seen it all over the years...
the dirt, the gossip and the poop.
I was so happy when my family moved in,
a mom, a dad and two children.
The feel of young children's feet on me stomping and running gave me great pleasure,
and the mother yelling Get in or out!...that memory is still one I treasure.
On weekends, the boy and his friends would play on me with their dirty Army men,
While on school days I was quite a fuss...when a whole neighborhood of kids piled on me waiting for the bus.
I can recall getting my picture taken with smiling guys and gals all in their prom best,
And the mother pacing on me until the children came home and she could finally rest.
On cool Spring nights the Dad would sit on me in a lawn chair to relax,
While the neighbors would stop by to give him the neighborhood gossip and the facts.
I remember the stolen goodnight kisses as I looked on,
And the time the young missus fell off of me when she was in a hurry to get gone.
The addition of a new Scottie puppy brought happiness to my troop,
But I was not so happy when she did the unthinkable on me...she pooped!
And though the years have not been kind to me for I am pitted and scarred,
I know that within each member of my family a piece of my memories live in their hearts.
GodBless and Blessed Be!
The house, patio furniture and light a freebie here at Renderosity.
Image Comments (53)
shorterbus () 12:58PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Reluctantly, I'm giving it a 5, when in fact it's only a 4.999
Tanglimara () 1:05PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Lovely scene Marlene, sure looks like a nice place to sit and relax. Two chairs on the grass ... one for you and one for Dave maybe. Tony :-)
eekdog () 1:17PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
this image is fanatstic, love the way the bold colors stand out here on my work monitor sweetie. lighting is top notch hon. lol steve
Umbetro38 () 1:29PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
I agree here to all other comments - i like the details and the lightning - great place
flaviok () 1:42PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Fantástica imagem minha amiga, tão bela como este poema magnifico que nos trazes, aplausos (5)
mickeyrony () 1:42PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Cheer my Beautiful It is superb. Beautiful and good work. The important It is which returns of joys in a house the remainder that comes all alone. Mile mercies still ((5++)) Bravo ma Belle c'est superbe . Beau et bon travail .L'important c'est se qui rentre de joies dans une maison le reste cela vient tout seul . Mile mercis encore ((5++))
magnus073 () 1:44PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Superb setup of this scene Marlene, really a wonderful work of art and your words make it complete.
tetsu-pino () 1:45PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Fantastic sccene...beautiful light and composition!! Excellent work.
Blush () 2:22PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Looks so relaxing sis Love the lighting on here:) I have up a new one & poem with it Drop by when ya can This is awesome Hugs Susan~
akulla () 3:09PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
Nice lighting and the overall composition works well and is pleasing to the eye.
Silkylady () 8:02PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
This is unusual and very colorful Marlene. Nice clarity and depth. The lighting is perfect. I really love the colors. Huggs... Silkylady...
bakapo () 11:13PM | Wed, 25 June 2008
well done work. this is a great scene, the lighting is very nice.