Posts Tagged ‘estate’


What is it?
Country club? Estate?
No, motel.


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

© Dennis Allen Lange, 2020.



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………..The Intruder


Between the cities that I drive,

There is a rich estate –

Three houses and a handsome price,

A high rock wall, and gate.


It is a fortress wealth has made,

Like ancient cities built

To keep an army or a man

Away from life and gilt.


It had an inner guard, no doubt,

Black devils running wild

With four legs faster than man’s two,

And teeth to sharpness filed.


Alarms throughout the house were set

Like trap to catch a rat,

If one got past the snarling lips,

And still looked for a spat.


And given they were country folk,

A gun was by the bed

In case a snake slid through the door,

And wanted to be dead.


Despite the caution and the care,

There came a dreadful day

Each line was crossed; security

Was weak as straw and hay.


The shotgun never left the rack;

The drooling hounds ne’er growled.

No walls were scaled; the gate not breached;

Alarm bells never howled.


The rich estate was up for sale

Since Death crept in one day

And took the treasure held most dear –

The rich man passed away.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.


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