I’m a bit late with my latest offerings for the NaPoWriMo challenge…I’ve been ill for the past two days but decided to still write poems for the days I missed. 🙂
Day 24’s challenge prompt was to “write a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like.”
Through rain and wind I stand firm
protecting the ones I love.
My wooden walls bear witness
to growth spurts
and the whimsy of a decorator’s fancy.
The warm, red brick of my fireplace
has witnessed tears, laughter…
even a proposal.
During the winter is when it’s most popular
and my family gathers around me
to enjoy my glowing warmth.
As rain, hail or snow
batters my shutters, like a sentinel
I stand guard.
I’ll take Mother Nature’s pummeling.
Not a splinter and nary a shard shall fall
on the heads of those in my charge.
My bricks, sticks, mortar and stone
are material to you
to my family…it’s home.
(Copyright 2014 chattinatti)