There it stands at a distance
The sun shining on it.
That old house with such poise, it grins.
People were sighted here a long time ago
But no one has been there ever since.
The house is large with such exquisitely decorated walls,
Inside there is a rack of dust coated china dolls
The furniture, they say, is just as it was
But a coating of dust covers it all.
The lawns are grassy and need mowing,
The hedges around are overgrowing,
But despite, the house stands with such grace
Occupying its own space.
The house is old but has its own charm,
It stands gleaming in the sun, doing no one harm,
And it enchants and enthrals everyone with its charm.
Aaditi Pradeep, IX, NPS, HSR Layout, Bangalore