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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
here
forever
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.
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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian Miller
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 20:31:35

    nice..lyrical…i could hear this to a soft acoustic guitar…like a traveling song…home will find us when the time has come, you know….smiles.

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  2. Claudia
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 20:39:57

    this reminded me of a song by danny plett.. i've got heaven on my mind… we'll get there finally… smiles

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  3. Dawn Paoletta
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 20:41:33

    I'll have to check that out , Claudia!

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  4. Dawn Paoletta
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 20:43:36

    Brian, this did come as a kind of song…but I am not , ahem…musically inclined…but yeah, definitely, I could hear it in my head.

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  5. Mary
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 21:07:00

    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!

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  6. Björn
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 21:15:05

    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

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  7. alan1704
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 22:41:04

    This is just a song of love, hope, faith. The path is always there awaiting us to follow. This is very nicely done

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  8. quietspirit
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 23:19:55

    You have a good rhythm in this poem. Keep up the good work,

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  9. Kenia Cris
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 23:26:21

    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

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  10. emmett wheatfall
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 00:13:46

    A lovely piece of poetry. I enjoy the poetic journey.

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  11. mrs mediocrity
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 02:53:34

    such beautiful music in this, just lovely!

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  12. Colin Morgan
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 09:46:29

    This feeling is deep within me too. Yet there is a life to live out there… Thank you for sharing.

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  13. joanna
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 14:17:35

    lyrical indeed. sometimes i know this longing, too.

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  14. Heaven
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 14:31:00

    I like the movement to find the home, wherever that may take us ~

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  15. Mystic_Mom
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 15:28:34

    This rolls as i read like the waves. Nicely done my friend. Home.

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  16. Heather Jones
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 21:21:56

    beautiful Dawn!

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  17. Ceil
    Jan 23, 2014 @ 19:31:55

    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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