There is a moaning
from within
a gentle droning
a future when
from my bones
It groans…
home, home, home.
It carries me
through the day
a memory-
I cannot stay
I long to be…
 home, home, home.
Snow wisps
by my naked face
tarries not
here with this grace
I hold my own
in this place
bearing all…
Still, I hear the call
of that which is to come
I gaze upon the water
remembering all that I have done
You might not recognize me,
I feel my soul expand
 I’m not easily offended
just a stranger in this land…
and as we pass each other by
this ordinary day
I’ll look you in the eye
though from my path I will not stray
but, I’ll hold you in my heart
even though I cannot stay
The road ahead is long
my head’s no place to lay
but I’m carrying on the journey
sharing hope along the way
and I feel again the moaning
from within a gentle drone,
my bones ache with the longing
soon I’ll journey on alone,
I’m not really lonely,
just longing for…
home, home home.
Each Tuesday I head over to this great place of poetry and friendship,
dVerse Poet’s Pub…come on over!

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

17 thoughts on “Home

  1. I loved the rhythm in this poem, Dawn. I think we all yearn for home…wherever it is for us. We hear the call, follow the path, until we finally find home!


  2. Dawn .. the longing for home can come upon us when we least expect it.. and all of the sudden we look back instead of forward… and a great melody in your words


  3. What a beautiful poem! So many things come to my mind when I think of home and homesickness. Dorothy and some of my favorite songs on the them! I leave one of them here. <3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjFaenf1T-Y


  4. Hi Dawn! What a beautiful poem about longing for home, our home in the Lord. Wow. It gave me such a feeling of peace and stillness, yet a straining out to heaven too.You have a really wonderful gift for poetry.Ceil


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