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A Long Way Home
by Carin Spirit

Sunday, March 09, 2008
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I heard it here. “Home is anywhere you feel comfortable in your own skin” what a concept.

For so long I have felt that

I have always been homeless.

 

As a child, there were tough times,

Afraid to go back to the house, because

You were afraid of what you would find.

 

This…is not what I am here to say.

 

As a young teen, a step mother came

A mother no better than the first,

So Her house never felt like home.

 

…not what I am here to say.

 

Since the last few years as a teen, until now

I have  made many a nest, but somehow

A place where you’re existing alone,

This is just a camp, without a fire. 

 

…not what I am here to say.

 

I have been to many a house, where

My friends tried to make me at home.

Somehow I always shut the door,

This was their home,

I was an uncomfortable guest.

 

This Is what I am Here to Say

 

Like a sound from light, I realize,

It is that child

Who is still running,

Running away from Home.

 

  © 2008 Carin' Spirit

 

 

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Reviewed by Aveline Gray 7/6/2009
Beautiful. This really hit home.
Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson (Reader) 6/7/2009
They say home is where the heart lives, but how can the heart live when you are still running? The past will never fade, but don't let it hold you back either. Great poem.
Reviewed by Andrea Williams 3/12/2009
Beautiful poem. i understand your sentiments exactly. Since my parents died i have felt homeless. Although i live alone in a flat since my divorce where home was a battlefield i cannot find peace. Home is where your heart is but when your heart is broken so is the home. I hope one day you can find that peace and serenity either with someone or on your own.
Reviewed by C. Nichols 12/17/2008
I hope that you can make your house a home that feels right. I found many comforting thing I could do - decorating, special little nothings that are everything. You deserve to feel at peace, and a warm and loving person like you deserves to feel safe and have a sense of permanence. Bless you in your journey.
Reviewed by Tony Jenkins 11/20/2008
I guess early memories can set down a path.

Iam glad you found your home.

Tony
Reviewed by Joel Andre 8/16/2008
Amazing and breath taking. Your crafted a fantastic poem. I agree with other comments, you my good lady are a true poet. Take a bow! Loved it!
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 6/18/2008
Carin', like many poets, your piece pierces the heat. You may not consider yourself a poet, but the responsibility of a poet is to make the reader feel the emotion of the words, not the poet's personality. Keep writing, you will see that the more you write the better you will get.

It was an honor to see my definition of home as the introduction to this piece.

Bobbi Duffy
Reviewed by Connie Faust 5/7/2008
You touch my heart with your longing for home. May God grant your desire and lead you.

Coal-Cracker hugs,(not much different from Newfie hugs)
Connie
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/11/2008
I have to say Carin I too have felt this way but today I am happy to announce it was a long way home but comfortable now hat I am here. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs Rose
Reviewed by Tina Millner 3/9/2008
What do I think of "A long Home"?
I think you wrote it for me. Somehow it is nice to know that others feel the way I do. Thank you so much Harin' Spirit. Your name was well selected.Beautiful pen.
Hugs
Tina
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 3/9/2008
Hello Carin' Spirit,
Your Emotional Express Is Indeed Very True For Many.
I can feel the lonely teen searching in your write.
Love & Acceptance Need To Be Embraced Always

Embrasse'
Vickie
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