Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Day Fourteen ~ Home ~ #BlogFlash2013


I've lived in this house for nearly twelve years but it's not my home, I was forced to leave my home to come and live here. I moved into my home when my son was four years old, he grew up there, my favorite dog is buried there. I tried to move back approx six years ago, but the Council said no, as I don't qualify for a place with two bedrooms.

My home was a corner plot with a massive garden, my son and his friends used to play outside nearly every day. All I have here is a 20'x16' concrete patch with no grass and a huge shed as this house is so small. My home was minimalist and immaculately tidy, I took pride in it and always had lots people round. This house is cluttered and therefore untidy, I always try to avoid having anyone come inside as I'm so ashamed of it. 

I used to know all of my neighbours by name and we were a community, looking out for each other and each others children. I don't feel comfortable here, I don't know my neighbours, in fact I know hardly anyone in the area and feel very isolated. How I wish I could go home again.


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9 comments:

  1. What a very sad tale. I hate that people are forced out of their homes from some suit. it's happening now with the bedroom tax. i think it's just awful. I find it hard to imagine any other westernised country would do this! I hope you do go home one day very soon. xx

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  2. Oh, Dawn. I really feel for you - you sound so sad. I really hope you do get to go home and soon. In the meantime, you have friends here who care about you! Hugs.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you had to leave your home. I wish your new house could be better suited to you. I hope one day you will find home again, be that the place you once lived or a new that is 'just right'.

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  4. This sounds so difficult for you, & so unfortunate! It's unbelievable what kinds of things people in political power believe they should have a right to control in others' lives.

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  5. I never knew this, Dawn. Heartfelt hugs to you x.

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  6. I'm so sorry you feel displaced! My husband and I are considering retirement and relocating. It scares me terribly that we will end up in a place that doesn't feel like home. :(

    Linda

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  7. A good example that there is more to home than just a geographic location or a structure. It is where the heart is!

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  8. When I first read this I couldn't think of anything to say that didn't sound insincere, so I left it for a couple of days and still feel anything I write may not 'hit the spot'. However, this is a very sad story and I offer you my support and sympathy.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear this, Dawn. I can't even imagine how terrible you must feel. I hope you do find 'home' again!

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