Let’s Build Our House

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The house I will build for you
will not always be the most
perfect or well-kept house,
 
It will not always be standing
as firmly as you need it too, upon
its foundation of good intentions
 
It will at times shake and shiver
as the winds howl into gales that
have all the markers of rage and fury
 
It might sigh and tremble and
start to collapse in certain parts
as though doubt itself built its joints
 
And the waters running beneath
will seep into its skin and bones
and threaten to drown the house
 
That we have constructed with all
the love we know how to put into
this world through the things we make
 
And the things we find, that we
want so badly to hold in firm embrace
and never let go, and never leave
 
But this house I will build for you
will always persevere, because the
blood of generations runs through
 
Its sometimes strong and sometimes
wavering frame, and it beats and it
palpates until we recognize the dance
 
And the view from all sides will
always be sublime, and the horizons of
love will always keep it standing. – TS
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