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An Italian/American Calling
by John Michael Domino
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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I traveled to Italy near my Grandparents home a few years ago.
I could feel them calling me - calling me to come back home to my roots. Look closely at the shape of the poem - It is in the shape of an Italian Boot!




My grandparents were born in the old country in southern Italy.

     Land of sunshine, history, culture, and loving family ways.

          "Johnyboy come home, I miss you" my Grandpa says.

                 However, I cannot see my Grandpa here on earth.

                         But someday I hope to see him in heaven.

                                Until that day the closest we will be,

                                is where Grandpa started our family.

                                              My heart longs to be

                                                        over the sea.

                                                            A spirtual


                                                            calls me

                                                          come back 

                                                           come back

                                                            to be with

                                                              family in



                                                          I miss you Grandpa!

                                     With love, your grandson, Johnnyboy.




                                     I have an Italian

                                heart and soul. Sometimes

                                    I feel that I must go to



                                              Copyright © 2008

                           by John Michael Domino
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Reviewed by L. Figgins 5/2/2009
Sometimes I feel I must go to Calabria. Both maternal grandparents were born there. Enjoyed this write, John. Bene!...

Reviewed by Gina Hayes 1/15/2009
So much love. So much passion for music, food, romance and life. That's Italian! This reminds me of my great grandparents, Mama Stella and Papa Joe. Bless You John!
Reviewed by John Coppolella 11/12/2008
John Michael Domino, poet extraordinaire. My Italian blood is stirred by your beautiful words. Magnifico!
Rockie Coppolella
Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 10/1/2008
ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW Michael i am also an Italian American. i too have returned to the home of my father and mother. I had goose bumps reading this work of you. I am so imoressed with your site and your work. god Bless you John Michael
Carlo John Palmieri
Reviewed by Vickie Yannuzzi 9/30/2008
That was great to visityour roots, it was once my desire to visit italy where my father and mother came from, but, somehow only visit in the pages of travel, which are beautiful.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/27/2008
My grandparents were in France. I never got to meet them as my father emigrated to Canada (I'm glad he did.) Still. It would have been nice to have known them I suppose. Thank you for sharing these sentiments John. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/27/2008
You must return to Italy. I have a desire also. Sicily is where my family is from. My grandparents were born there also. I can feel Italy through your words. Thank you for this.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/26/2008
Oh Johnnyboy! your grandpa must have had a few Scottish drops of blood in is vei, because he was telling that from glen to will descend to come and see him...and you will Johnnyboy, you will.

Reviewed by Joanna Leone 9/26/2008
Italy truly is a "home away from home". Follow your instincts and passions. Airfares are cheaper in January, February and March, so I encourage you to answer to the voices that are calling you to Italy. Maybe it is time for you to go and visit Italy, as it will inspire you to write more beautiful poems such as this one! My father used to use the words, "Danny My Boy" whenever he spoke to my brother. A lot of Italians speak that way. Your spiritual connection to Italy is strong, so go there and explore! Your poems is rich with memories, spirituality, and family connections. There may be seas and mountains that separate the USA from Italy, but it never blocks the connections that we have in our hearts. I am filled with joy as I read this poem. You really are an inspiration, with a deep devotion to your family, spirituality and traditions. I hope you write more poems about Italy, as your heart must be filled with so many memories! I love this poem, and I really admire your work! You will always missed your granfather, but his traditions and lessons will always be alive, as you stay close to your Italian heritage.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/26/2008
Excellent job John, thank you for sharing. Sometimes we have to follow our hearts.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Mary Coe 9/25/2008
Enjoyed very much. Good job.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/25/2008
Goodnes, our spirits must be joined as I feel drawn to move to Italy, perhaps along the water's edge and Robert has been considering putting in a transfer to work out of Milan, but that will all take time. Fantastic write...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/25/2008
Michael, this is such a beautiful and moving poem -- heartfelt indeed!Perhaps you could take a vacation, back to your home town area. It might be a wonderful place to relax, enjoy, reflect, and write.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 9/25/2008
Very heartfelt write that touches the heart of anyone who reads it. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/25/2008
Spiritual and heartfelt. A beautiful tribute!

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/25/2008
John, I have a grandbaby girl 11 months,,,there are not words to explain the bond... your poem touches me to tears
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/24/2008
A very good and spiritual poem,take care

Reviewed by Darryn Murphy 9/24/2008
nice poem

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