And the Walls did Weep
For three score years
He'd lived within the same four walls,
And had paid them no attention.
Through their strength,
And his will,
Had been laid before his precious Rose
And their four madcap children.
Ne'er do wells
Each were repelled
From within those walls.
And gaily the days skipped by.
In time, the madcap four moved on
And the walls were left to absorb
The contented sounds of
Tom and Rose, as together they grew older.
Until the day that the walls themselves
Became the focus
For the teary eyes
Of the lonely survivor.
No laugh, no sigh,
Before he'd said goodbye.
And the walls did weep.