Up in the foothills of majestic mountains
Nestled in the ambience of a green woodland
Stands out a lone , abandoned house
Once the home of happy household
Though long deserted, its elegance indicates
That it was built with the utmost care
Sure proof of it still standing straight
Braving decades of callous neglect
Despite wearing out each passing season
It tries to hold on the fond memories
Of the halcyon days of pride and pleasure
Shared with its inmates of bygone years.
Through the long spell of its close bonding
It must have seen life's changing colours
The joyous events of births and weddings
And also dark shadows of painful partings.
The spacious courtyard must have witnessed
Family gatherings on many occasions
celebrating festivals with traditional fervour
And bringing the place alive with cheer
It must have watched the family kids
Growing into teens and ambitious young men
Then bidding goodbye to this home for good
And make their way to greener pastures
Though seemingly mute and inanimate
This rickety house is keen to narrate
The long and short of the whole story
Of which it has been a part all along
If you have a little patience and leisure.
Stop here for a while and listen
To the eventful story it has to share
Before leaving it again to its own care !!!
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