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Poison Ivy

They all lived quietly
In their house that stood tall  
Never did they imagine
One day it might inevitably fall  
When the paint began to fragment  
Over it with another coat  
They went  
When the old wooden floors began to split  
They covered the shards  
With a decorative carpet  
When family pictures began to fall  
They nailed deeper  
Into the cracking wall  
Now as they slept soundly  
Without a care  
Because they believed their four walls  
Would always be there  
But soon they were awakened by a rumble  
The roof over their heads  
Was beginning to crumble  
Splintering came the floors  
Off of the hinges  
Fell the doors  
In the walls caved  
Because they had taken  
Everything the house gave  
Out of the ruin and rubble  
They did crawl  
The only thing left standing  
Was their stone wall
Written by emilyrose1995
Published | Edited 25th Aug 2019
Author's Note
My dad is the strongest person I have ever known and I watched him crumble.
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