The Empty House by Orla Evans

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The Empty House cried “Let me be your home, live in me.I promise protective love”.

At each rejection plants offered comfort 

while her sad windows sank behind

sagging thatched eaves and her wattle 

walls and desperate in dampness.

Then, the family arrived to brave her creaks

and mask her antiquity with laughter and 

joy.

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Orla is a 4th grader at Dolores Huerta Elementary in San Francisco. She lives in an old house. She enjoys playing soccer, drawing and playing with her dog, Alma.

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