Instantly Gone

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What takes years to build
Can crumble down
Every nail connecting every
Piece of lumber
Every door, every floor,
Every memory in the house
Destroyed so instantly
That it is just a speck of time
Compared to the years of effort
To shape the house into what it is
And will a hit of a wrecking ball,
A sledgehammer and bulldozer
A few garbage trucks later
And what used to stand
Now stands a barren field
Filled with grass
Slowly sprouting from the dirt
Knowing that the house will never come back
The memories will never be added to
And there will always be a missing piece
On that piece of land
Where a life once stood

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