INTRO: Build love into our homes this Mother’s Day. This poem compares the building of a house with the building of loving relationships with family and friends in our homes. I wrote this poem in 2014 for my young adult daughters. Happy Mother’s Day this Sunday. Beverley Joy
Build your house of love with quality
Materials and craftsmanship
Do not compromise, be persistent
Build it to withstand the storms of life.
Build a foundation with love and trust
A framework of ethics
Bricks of responsibility
Bound together with a mortar of good character traits.
Insert windows that clearly see your future
Doors that open to new adventures and opportunities
Allow plenty of room for personal growth
And furnished with a caring attitude.
Include a fireplace to warm cold hearts
Air-conditioning to cool hot tempers
Comfortable tables and chairs
For daily chats and to solve problems.
A cosy lounge to cuddle each other
A shower to cleanse away stress
A pool to dive into the emotions of life
A garage to house your drive and direction.
Aromas wafting from a kitchen
That draws friends and family into your home
Pictures that reflect life’s experiences
A stereo to dance and sing along too.
A roof of empathy and care
Supported by rafters of goodness
Tiles of truth tired down with
Wisdom and understanding.
In your garden plant and nurture
Seeds that will blossom into
Contentment and peace
And strength of character.
Secure your home
From uninvited foe
Of ignorance and foolishness
Harmful behaviour and emotions.
Closely monitor and manage
The building of your house of love
And the finished result will be
A mansion envied by many.
Beverley Joy © 2014 of Simply Story Poetry
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