in the end

And there was

in the end

a shallowness


in the house

that was a home


there was

in the end

an emptying


defaulted, burned

a waste


there was

in the end

a fragility

a sheerness

of skin

of aged paper


there was

in the end

an absence

a bitterness




in the house

that was a home

About shannadodd

I'm a writer and a collector of words. I also tend to collect homeless critters. Currently, in addition to blogs, poems and books, I'm writing my second novel and beginning a graphic design business. When I'm not writing, I'm reading or cleaning or feeding someone. I hope you enjoy my poetry. I try, with my poems, to create pictures with words. I consider it art but not with my chin thrust out or my nose pointing skyward, it's art in the sense that like the painter or photographer I want to capture a moment or event or question. If I do that for you, I've succeeded. Thank you for reading and for your comments. It's means so much to me that folks are reading my poems.
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14 Responses to in the end

  1. cinnamon blues says:

    An effective poem that lingers. I also liked the structure.

  2. Moody and real. I could feel the empty stares and downcast eyes. Nice writing!

  3. Adam says:

    A very thought provoking poem. I imagined someone reflecting on their life and realising that at the end peace, calm and acceptance prevail.

    A great poem, thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Jingle says:

    incredible imagery, thanks for sharing.

  5. A great poem. How often homes become houses instead of the other way around. Excellent poem.

  6. belladonna23 says:

    Mmm 😦 I understand the beauty and the sadness this poem bares

  7. Mike says:

    A great read – thanks.
    I thought the structure worked really effectively.
    Great imagery.

  8. Francois says:

    I know that there are lots of people who can identify with this poem. I like the simplicity and feelings that you so easily express!

  9. Well written! You’ve created a cold, lingering mood with this poem and the message is very clear. Well done!

  10. elizakeller says:

    I like how your stucture gives the mood of this poem almost before the words do.

  11. swanrose says:

    I really like the vibe this puts off. Nice job creating it’s feel.

  12. amazing…

    Poetry Picnic Week 3 is open for submission until Thursday, 1 to 3 random poems are welcome…

    Welcome in, free and fun…

    Glad to discover your poetry talent, hope to see you share.
    Bless your Tuesday.

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