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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: November 7, 2020      Views: 9

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Reese Turner Christian, Navy Veteran, Husband, Father of Daughters, Texan, Lion, Golfer, Retired Salesman and now, RV pilot and writer-wanna-be mostly of observations of Baby Boomers coming of (old) age... And, we sing karaoke at local rest homes cau - more...

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My House is on Wheels, so my neighborhoods are new to me
"Strange House That Smith Built" by Reese Turner
Whilst on a nice walk recently,
Taking my dog out for a pee,
Near to our camp of that night,
I came upon this crazy site.

A house of so many rafters?
Did it cause local laughters?
More porches there than rooms?
Bet a most strange story looms.

I met a man along that lane…
“Yes, ‘ol Smith was quite insane,”
He laughed, “He worked there alone
His wife, kids, gave up, then gone.”

"He never finished much inside.
He fell three times; third fall, he died."
So, my smartphone shot a real tragedy;
That’s why it always goes with me.

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Author Notes
Back in the day when my neighborhood was pretty much the same every day, there was seldom anything new or strange to take a picture of - at least not to me. Now retired, with an RV, my neighborhood is most of America and, let me tell you, there are some strange things to see! My dog's motto is, "So much to sniff, so little time..."

BTW, if you would like to read the sad and strange details of the Smith Mansion just outside of Cody WY, google Smith Mansion in Wyoming and you will find a 2012 article by a NY Times writer. Smith really did die on his THIRD fall from the roof. Our RV campsite was at the base of the hill while we toured Yellowstone 40 miles away.
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