Inspired Building

Lee Plaza Hotel, Detroit, Bonnie Beechler

This weeks photo inspiration from Magpie Tales took me back to being in the middle of a home that was being developed with love always in mind.

My dad is one of those special people who can walk into an absolute wreck of a place and see past everything, to not only envisage an incredible transformation, but also have it finished in his head before he does a lap of the room! He has the ability to take a crumbling building and lovingly restore it with his hands; I admire him so much for this gift.

Therefore, today’s post is dedicated to him and his wonderful imagination, which although I did not inherit the ability to see how things will progress step by step, I did inherit some of his creative mind:

This Beautiful Crumbling Home of Mine

Ah, home of mine!

Wrecked though you may be – you are mine!

Breakfasting at the table is no easy feat,

nor buttering toast in my falling down kitchen.

Beyond the challenge

I see a place for my little ones to grow

as the floors become tiled

and ceiling cracks filled

this house will fill

full of food

full of music

full of love

full of life.

This wreck, though it may be, is my wreck;

my wreck

full of food

full of music

full of love

full of life.

The cracks give it character

the dust a touch of dignity

the ripped fabric a fevered fashion.

Now, all will go to make room for a home

for my darlings

full of food

full of music

full of love

full of life.

© LE Purse

March 10th 2014

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