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

TITLE: Safe at Last
By Linda Germain
06/04/08


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Country roads that take you home
To a place you once belonged
Nag you please to not forget
Yet canít be found on maps or net

In our minds in retrospect
We wander forth to trail and trek
Elusive parts we thought were there
But often weíre not sure just where

The glow that settles on the past
Kindles light we dreamed would last
And still be waiting all intact
Just the way we left it packed

Back then...

In all the glory we believed
The best we left behind would breed
Into more truth than what was real
A universal heartís appeal

To snuggle into childhood nest
Somewhere between the worst and best
And know for sure of safe and sound
From storm and threat and roaring hound

What dreamer hasnít yearned to travel
Back to places to unravel
And begin again to make it right
A thing now seen with second sight

There may well be some sticks and mortar
For a few with lives of order
But some of us can only pray
Whatís waiting at lifeís ending day

Are mansions promised by our Lord
The homes we should be marching toward
Not pining for the ones on earth
Our eyes should be on full re-birth

And reaching for the keys weíre given
The ones that open doors in Heaven
Where all our loved ones gone before
Wait to greet us at the door

The best reunion that could be
Embracing friends and family
And Recognizing Home Sweet Home
Was never made of sticks or stone.


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Laury Hubrich 06/05/08
This is a very well-written poem and flowed so nicely. Great job!
Laury
Dianne Janak06/06/08
This was absolutely beautiful, inspiring, and I LOVED it... great message and flowed well... Thanks for this great piece!
Joanne Sher 06/07/08
Lovely. Beautiful images, and a wonderful message.
Beth LaBuff 06/07/08
Yes, your message is beautiful... and full of hope! Great work and wonderful creative thoughts in this.
Norma-Anne Hough06/08/08
Lovely. Well written.