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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Family Home (05/29/08)

TITLE: TRUE THOUGHTS OF A HOME LEAVER
By Henrietta W. Romman
05/31/08


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TRUE THOUGHTS OF A HOME LEAVER

Home sweet home, to you I come
In sickness or in sadness,
Home sweet home, in you I roam,
In sorrow or in gladness.
I never keep away from you
A secret that you could hold,
I tell it all sincere and true
In a manner strong and bold.
In every cozy room I keep
A remembrance dear to me,
I buried in each brick so deep
A sad, a cheerful memory.

Home sweet home, in you I seek
All what I don’t find elsewhere;
Home with folks gentle and meek,
I love in you, my folks’ right care.
I love my bed: Its warm kind arms
Deeply embrace my worried form,
Its warmth with gentleness calms
In my being, every rising storm.
My blessed home, it is so true,
You are vital for all mankind…
Yet though I may forsake you…
You will never leave my mind.


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Beth LaBuff 06/06/08
Your title captured my interest and I was trying to figure out where this would lead. Some of your poetic visual descriptions really capture what most of us think of when we're away from home, "I love my bed: Its warm kind arms --
Deeply embrace my worried form" Nice ending too. Your thought are very pleasant in this.
Jan Ackerson 06/07/08
Very nice. I like that you kept it short, and that you used some advanced poetic skills (enjambment, among others). Bittersweet and well-written.
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/06/08
I'm a kindred spirit in your love for home and enjoyed the poem.