Author: ThisIsRealLife101 PM
Child's POV in a new family's house after his parents died in a fire.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Family - Words: 135 - Favs: 1 - Published: 02-02-13 - Status: Complete - id: 3097848
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This isn't home
It isn't nearly the place
It's got a picket fence surrounding the yard
Boxing in the space.
There's the neighbor's dog,
Barking loudly in quiet night
And chewing on the newspaper
In the early morning light.
Where on that fridge are the magnets
That hold up my sister's drawings?
Our family's life in fragments
By the photos of us smiling.
In the cement steps
Leading to the front door
I can't find the hand prints
We made after it was poured.
This house is so large and foreign,
So unwelcoming and strange
And this new family's cheeriness,
Is filling me with dreadful homesick pains.
I want to go to my real home
But they told me that it won't happen
Because it burned to ashes
With both of my parents trapped in...