Home to me



The tired houses leaning side by side

The rusty bicycle you always ride

The fisherman whose ship is work and pride

They all are home to me


The sand that’s blowing on the lonely beach

The waves that bring the shore  a  treasure each

The wrinkled  hand that’s  always there to reach

How that is home to me


The mother waiting on the windy pier

The cry of seagulls that are  always here

The far away sons and the one who’s near

So much is home to me


The grandchild who’ll be born in fall

The silent men who’ve seen it all

The drunk man waiting for the final call

That all is home to me





http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/05/poetry-potluck-color-spring-and-rainbow.html entry for jingle poetry potluck

Comments on: "Home to me" (21)

  1. belfastdavid said:

    What a lovely poem.

    I get a real sense of warmth reading it. Your love of your home shines through.

  2. Thank you so much 🙂 I could have made it a very long poem, there is so much to love really!

  3. Lovely, Ina – your island is obviously a wonderful place!

  4. Powerful! Simple things that surround us hide so much beauty in themselves… You revealed it! Awesome poem 🙂

  5. Beautiful. Such a clear picture of a life, lovely =)

  6. -close to my own potluck offering! 🙂
    We sure do need to know where home is and what home is. I enjoyed reading this, it made me smile, thank you.

    Here is my potluck: http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/where-i-belong/

  7. well composed, you make solid subjects live and breathe life.


  8. beautiful, thank you!

  9. Home and the little details that make it so big! Lovely write Ina!

  10. Beautiful as always Ina.

  11. HOME

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