I wrote this for ’80 and her husband (one of the three Mikes) when they bought their first house. We were helping them to move and everyone was arguing. I sat in my car for a minute of peace and quiet. These words came to me and while it might not be my best, I think it says it all quiet well.

Walls and plaster, paint and paper

Brick and mortar, stone and rock

Home is much more than these material things.

It is midnight talks and whispered fears

Holding hands in the quietness of the dark

While hopes and dreams are made and lost.

Mowing the lawn and walking the dog

The struggle and juggle of life

When love is there, children’s laughter is sure to follow

Measured in inches on the door frame.

Years and tears, life and loss

Age shows on it as it does on you

But so does that love, like a well worn friend.

Love soaks into the walls and foundation

Time and love, history and experience

This is what makes a house a home.

It warms you and cheers you

It gives you comfort and solace

It records your life inside it’s heart.

Someone once said “you can’t go home again”

They didn’t understand that home is a spirit that is always with you

And those who have it are truly blessed.


About insider53

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Friend, Writer, Voracious Reader, and so much more.
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5 Responses to Home….

  1. I think this is beautiful
    and I like what you do with your time
    while others quarrel…
    if only I could write poetry
    then perhaps I wouldn’t be
    in the middle of the quarrel!

  2. Farrah says:

    You couldn’t have said it better! I liked this poem about “Home”. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

  3. faemom says:

    Great poem. I especially like the second stanza. You really do have some great talent.

  4. Gibby says:

    Man, this is so true. Beautiful!

  5. KathyB! says:

    This is great.

    Home is a spirit you take with you. But I think you also leave a little bit of your essence in there as well… Kind of works like a two way street.

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