Prose For Thought – House

Thank you so much to Helen from All At Sea who took very good care of Prose For Thought for me last week whilst I was on my holiday. Also, apologies to those of you who have linked up for the last couple of weeks – I really have been a rather elusive host due to the house move, BritMums Live and then the holiday. I am still a little elusive today as well I’m afraid as I am still waiting for broadband to be connected up at our new house – thank goodness for my iPhone! At least I can round to reading all of the fantastic poems that link up.

I also edited my first poetry round-up at BritMums yesterday. Why not go over and take a look?

So, on to today’s poem. As we’ve just moved to a new house, I got to thinking what the house held before us and what is going to happen now. Here’s the result.


House, tell me, what do you hold?

Memories from days of old

Loves young dream and a family

Laughter, tears, friends round for tea


And now we’re here to give you more

Of what goes on behind your door

We form a future inside your walls

Our echoes ring around your halls


A hope that burns so very bright

As each day turns into night

As our lives permeate your plaster

We hope for our happily ever after


Copyright Victoria Welton 3rd July 2013


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  1. NurtureMyBaby
    July 8, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    Thanks for this linky. I’m know nothing about poetry but every so often my brain just comes out with this stuff, and it’s kind of therapeutic. I look forward to reading other people’s work.

    I love your house poem it creates a real feeling of excitement! I think its pretty cool you get that to come across , as I think of moving house and it fills me with stress, but not when I read this!

  2. Lorraine (Gin & Cornflakes)
    July 8, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Enjoyed this one. New houses are exciting and I always wonder what secrets the walls have to tell (although, I only want to know about the good ones) x

  3. July 5, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    New homes are so exciting! Your poem really captures that thrill of the new, the house holding its breath to see what will happen next.

  4. July 5, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    Beautiful, whimsical poem. Love the thoughts you weave through it. Must be lovely to have had a break in France and come back to a new start in a new home. Sx

  5. Sue | London Life Coach
    July 5, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    Lovely poem! I soo like the fist part “House, tell me, what do you hold? Memories from days of old… Loves young dream and a family…Laughter, tears, friends round for tea”. They’re so simple words but has deep meaning. Thanks for sharing this poem. 🙂

  6. July 5, 2013 / 12:05 pm

    Wonderful thoughts of past, present and future. Wishing you every happiness in your new home x

  7. July 5, 2013 / 9:20 am

    Love this poem, love the idea of our lives permeating the plaster of the house, embedding ourseleves within the walls! I hope you’re settling in well and enjoy it x

  8. The Real Mummy
    July 4, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    Lovely poem. I haven’t been involved in this blog hop yet but I am going to try to start this week as I used to be a vivid and regular poetry writer and would love to be able to start again! Will link up once I get my thoughts and poem together xx

  9. July 4, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    This is such a lovely poem. I hope you have lots of happy times together in your new home. Thank you for hosting, it’s nice to have you back (and thanks to Helen for being such a great stand-in) xx

  10. July 4, 2013 / 11:07 am

    Good luck to you all in your new home, make some lovely memories! X

  11. July 4, 2013 / 10:29 am

    All the best for you and your new home – I am sure soon it will be filled with lovely memories! x

  12. July 4, 2013 / 7:59 am

    ‘Our echoes ring around your halls’ – that is beautiful. I wish you many happy years in your new home xx

  13. Stephanie
    July 4, 2013 / 7:45 am

    How exciting to discover a new house like that. We are about to move to but to my Dad’s old house so my childhood home. It will be strange none the less even if I do know the history.

  14. Emma from LIFE AS IT IS
    July 4, 2013 / 7:32 am

    Oh Vicky, permeate your plaster, just brilliant. I think you will be very happy in your new home, for it is the people and love within the walls that makes for happiness! That said, may your new home bring you and your family all your hearts desire and then some. Here’s to a smooth transition for you all. Thanks for the #prose4t forum. x

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