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Makeover

11 May

We did not know our old house
had such lovely bones
until we put her on a diet.
All her flab
from furniture to knickknacks
trimmed.
Frumpy wardrobe of linoleum
replaced.
A facelift of paint
took years off
dinged and battered walls.
Finally we coifed her
with a new roof.
Now svelte and chic
she’s on clutter-free maintenance
striking a coy pose
on the MLS
and making bling eyes
at the local realtor.

© 2009 by Violet Nesdoly

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This poem was first published in 2009, in River of Words, a collection of poems by members of the MSA Poets Potpourri Society. It was inspired by our move in 2007. The photo, above, is our kitchen / dining-room just after we covered the old linoleum with new flooring. (You’ll notice I wasn’t kidding when I talk about that knickknack diet. We were well into packing by this time; even the shelves of the china cabinet were bare!)
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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Personal

 

2 responses to “Makeover

  1. Amy LV

    May 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Oooooh, I like this a lot! I think I am actually going to go clean now, inspired by your words. Thank you – I needed that!
    Found you on Miss Rumphius where I also enjoyed your “Black” poem. (We almost named our daughter Violet, but with VanDerwater as a last name, it was just too much!)
    Yours,
    Amy

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  2. vnesdoly

    May 18, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for coming by, Amy! I have checked out your Poem Farm – looks like there’s lots of eye-harvesting potential there… will be back! (Yes, Violet VanDerwater would have been an interesting combo?:)

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