WEEKLY SCRIBBLINGS and we're to feature a symbol or object of importance to us. My mind went to my fascination for old barns and abandoned houses. Many years ago I took some oil painting lessons, and naturally I painted old barns! One such is depicted below. Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United, October 13, 2021
I wonder why I’m drawn to abandoned houses
and falling down old barns
and why it is my mind wanders to
how life must have been,
who was the last person who lived there
and why did they leave.
Am I an old soul, wandering aimlessly
in this generation, as if transported
by some mysterious time machine
taking with me the memories
of that time and place in the pages of time.
What does it mean to be an old soul
and is there such a thing as reincarnation.
Karma seems to make sense
when I wonder why bad things happen
to good people, and if they are
paying back big time for wrongs in some past life.
If we are to learn a lesson in each lifetime
what am I to learn in this one.
Have I learned it or will I have to
do this all again.