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Mark R Slaughter


Home


Home in on ‘home’
For just a second:
Home in on ‘home, ’
Such blessed noun.
Home in on ‘home, ’
And sense the warming:
Home is the calm
That lays you down.

Home is a song
So sentimental:
Home is a word
That complements
The burrow deep;
A feathered nest;
Somewhere to sleep;
Maternal breast.

Home is when
It draws the heart;
Stomach sad,
When you’re away:
Tear so moist
When you depart
In sorrow deep
On mournful day.

Yet home is joy -
Your castle grand:
Where king you be
In rule of land!
Where children play
Around your feet;
Give pride and joy;
Of sense replete.

Ah Home, you call -
I’ll be there soon
To celebrate
With merry tune…

Home in on ‘Home’
And pray, be pensive:
Home in on ‘Home, ’
Give open mind.
Home is more than
Red-bricked house,
‘Tis loving family,
Dear and kind.


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009

Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2009
Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2011

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  • Rookie - 210 Points Marie Shine (3/18/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Mark. The words convey the true meaning of what home is and it's effects on us when we're away from it. A well deserved 10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Fiona Davidson (3/13/2009 10:25:00 AM)

    This is exactly what the word home conjures up in the mind and a warm feeling the heart...great write Mark...10++ (Report) Reply

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