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Abandoned House – 8910 Jane Street

(This poem was inspired by a house once located on Concession 5 of the former Vaughan Township, just south of where the Vaughan Mills Mall is currently located.)

The wind blows across the fields of hay
Where once were the voices of children at play
Empty house standing alone and still
An eerie image that gives one a chill

The windows look empty, the glass long gone
The wind rushes through like a morbid song
The roof is rotted, with big gaping holes
The veranda roof is sagging, held up by slowly weakening poles

The paint is weathered and shows signs of neglect
The boards on the walls are falling, from the wind they no longer protect
Inside the plaster is crumbling, the wallpaper torn
The floor is littered with debris, the wood rotted and worn

The house is empty, its occupants departed
Its imminent destruction is already started
It's long forgotten, no longer full of life
The wind that howls through is cold as a knife

About the author

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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