Poem, Writer's Wednesday!

A house is just a house- A Writer’s Wednesday Poem!

In the spirit of April, the poetry celebration month, this is another poem I wrote for English class that I find to be thought-provoking and really makes you think about everyday things.

A house is just a house- A poem by Autumn Brutyn

A house is just a house.

Each wall is simply wood,

The roof is but a scrawny slab of shingles.

A house is just a house.

Or is it?

Have you ever given a second thought

To the railing on the stairs?

It helps you when you’re weak,

But you don’t do the same.

It supports you on your rise,

Helps you all the way…

Yet you don’t do the same.

And when you reach the top,

Reach your destination,

The place where it worked so hard to get you,

You let go.

It’s just not useful anymore… so you let go.

Discard it thoughtlessly, everyday.

Abandon that rail when it helped you so much.

Have you ever given it a second thought?

No, you haven’t, have you?

When a light bulb gets dim, you don’t

Give it any light, you don’t fix it!

No, you throw it away.

Simply because it lacked light.

After all it had illuminated,

It lives in the trash.

All because it was dim that one day.

When you’re depressed, or dull,

Do we throw you in the trash?

No, we don’t!

It’s different, you say,

But is it really?

A house is just a house.

The stairs are just a structure,

A light is just a light,

The rail is simply wood.

A house is just a house.

Or is it?

5 thoughts on “A house is just a house- A Writer’s Wednesday Poem!”

  1. I love this poem so much! Really stops and makes you think about all the small things you take for granted in life. Great work, as always. =)

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  2. Great poem, Autumn. We do live in a “throw away” society that has allowed us to simply discard things that we view as having no value. Everything has value, though. Your poem is a great example that causes us to reflect on the true value of everyday items and equate that worth to our own existence. Congratulations on another wonderful example of your talent!


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