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Remains of Yesterday

These four walls hold traces from a time long passed,

reminder to all that life forever doesn’t last.

Ghosts from the past reside within the walls,

on silent nights you can hear their calls.

Do not fear them; listen instead to what they say,

they don’t mean to cause harm, or drive you away.

Wisdom from the years; their gift to share,

stories rooted deeply in happiness and despair.

Before running away; thinking this house haunted,

hear its inhabitants’ words, let inhibitions be flaunted.

Pull up a seat; prepare to be surprised;

Knowledge procurred to you; is the legacy they leave behind.