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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Home (01/09/06)

TITLE: Home: That Place
By Sue Stone
01/10/06


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Home

That place of memories,
like the smell of chocolate chip cookies
baking in my grandmother's kitchen,
the taste of spice and oatmeal
and morning coffee,
or the anxiety I felt
asking my dad to tie my brownie uniform tie,
report card day
losing a job
late night TV on a Saturday evening,
or the place of sadnesses,
like at my grandfather's funeral.

Home

That place of acceptance,
Where you belong in spite of yourself,
Like an irritating three year old who will not take a nap,
Or a moody teenager who wrapped
Emotion and adventure around herself like a cloak,
Like resting as a baby in your motherís arms,
Like sitting with her on her last day,
holding hands at the hospital,
connected,
loved.

Home.

That place of returning,
some day,
one day,
where I will stand before him,
he who still bears the scars of his caring,
the hard carpentry of true love's calling,
and as he takes my hand
he will say,
Welcome Home.


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Sharon Singley01/16/06
You brought to my mind the realization that our idea of home changes as we grow. I guess that home truly is where the heart is! Good job.
Phyllis Inniss 01/19/06
Yes, home is a place of memories and also a place where we can look forward to going. This idea was well covered in your poem. It was written in a very imaginative way.
Alexandra Wilkin01/19/06
Stunning. Evocative, wistful - I love this. God bless.
Marilyn Schnepp 01/19/06
A very sentamental trip back home; I loved it! Nicely done.
Shari Armstrong 01/20/06
Well done -something here that everyone can relate to.
Pat Guy 01/20/06
Yes, it has everything! Easy to read and easy to relate to. I enjoyed this!
Maxx .01/21/06
Absolutely lovely. You captured a thousand memories in so few lines. Well done!