For The Home I Love

For The Home I Love

A Poem by Netokeli

A house that breaks down upon my back 
A life I’m willing to give for it 
Rotten columns with support that they lack, 
but how I raise my arms in support of It.


Crooked little place that I call my own
How I love you for your imperfections 
For you contain hidden beauty within your bones 
A Fierce independence that resists alterations 


Crawling rats that rob my pantry daily  
they are the only company that I know. 
Spite and hatred towards them is plenty 
But fear of quiet solitude is a greater blow. 


Bring in foreign guests full of presents 
only to have them hurt my home 
Empty boxes and hungry pockets 
Make me wish I was here all alone 


A solid but divided foundation under me 
Creates hidden cracks upon the structure 
Why I cannot fix what I cannot see 
But must tear it all down in hope of a better future

© 2019 Netokeli


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Added on November 8, 2019
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