One House to Understand It All by Margarita Cavazos
This house is full of emotion.
Remnants of lost time.
Words whispered and mistakened words said.
Least a place to lay my head.
To lose spirit; every dime given.
To lose a sense of state to live in.
To find the strength to keep good structure.
To better the world with bits of laughter.
This house is a house that all should live.
To learn of hard times and learn still to give.
To learn what it is to be thankful.
In a world that has learned to be wasteful.
Built by the hands of an understanding man,
With will to create through underlying plans.
For him this poem I so dearly write.
For him and others I carry on my fight.
For those who are born.
For those who are not.
For those yet to understand.