Adeeyoyo's Blog

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House of Cards



We build ourselves a house of cards

Wherein we lock our treasure

For good measure.

But come the wind and rain

(a hurricane),

or when the earth begins to shake

(an earth-quake),

Our house of cards comes tumbling.down

And what have we but rubble for our trouble.


ยฉDenise G Allen, 08 April 2013 09:39

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals โ€“ sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

27 thoughts on “House of Cards

  1. Or comes a wolf who huffs and puffs
    The house is just not strong enough!
    Lovely poem, HAHA


  2. Such delicate balance required in life —


  3. A spot-on assessment of our mortal existence.
    Well done.


  4. Very, very nice…very well built. Thank you!


  5. true that…it is often the care we take in building…and of course where we put our treasure as well that measures that loss…


  6. Or perhaps, shoddy construction?


  7. Oh I did enjoy this… and then the addition of johnell74… love it..


  8. The true gold cannot be held in the hand.


  9. We all live so precariously, adee. Love your poem. ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Kudos


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