Treasure Island

Alejandra Berber

(Septermber 19,1992 / Lynwood, California)

Closing Home


Closing Home
By: Alejandra Berber
Newspaper Poem.



Hey cutie pie
are the first words said.
She notices next door,
three more dead.

Suffering

but in a common place.

Thomas Lauria
98 and under white sheets,
frail...
incoherent-attached.

Where to go if this is home.
95 residents,80 years, gone.
All for millions,
whats the difference.

A ten story building
and a million left untold.

Submitted: Friday, November 02, 2012
Edited: Monday, April 22, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is based off a newspaper article from 2011 where there was a rehabilitation nursing home that was being taken down because it wa really old. The poem is just summarizing the main points of the article of how old the building was an how important it was for the residents.

Comments about this poem (Closing Home by Alejandra Berber )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. 52!, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Between War And Freedom, Edward Kofi Louis
  3. For the first time, Joni Lenhart
  4. Slowly-so-Slowly,, Aftab Alam
  5. Her Spirit Sings for Him, Maia Padua
  6. I Am Cast To The Sky, Richard Provencher
  7. Sweet Victory, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Gorgon With Hair Threatening, Margaret Alice Second
  9. Sober Song, Barton Sutter
  10. I Love Your Crazy Bones, Barton Sutter

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Lawson


The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought,
The cheque was spent that the shearer earned,
and the sheds were all cut out;
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]