Monday, 16 January 2012

This is the house that Jack built

This is the house that Jack built.

These are the bricks surrounding the door that led into the house that Jack built.

This is the way the visitors came, to bring the gifts when she changed her name
And moved into the house that Jack built.

This is the fire that warmed the room,
Where she laboured calm in the twilight gloom
And gave birth in the house that Jack built

This is the window where every night
She lit a candle, flickering bright
For her first-born son 'cross the seas
That he'd be safe, and come home please
Back to the house that Jack built

This is the room where lost in a haze
His wife prepared to exit the maze
Thinking back over her glory days
And was gone from the house that Jack built.

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