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What is a home?

Is it a building of woods and stones,

A place you call your own,

and fill it with furniture?

What is a home?

A property you claim?

An address that has your name,

A location on a map, a dwelling

you share with family members?

No, that is simply not a home.

That is merely a resident,

An occupancy, a retreat.   That is called

A house with just a number,

A zip code, a building on some street.

But what makes a house a home?

Is it the memory that you keep

In a drawer or on a shelf?

Or is it a trinket, an antique

That ornate a corner?  I wonder!

What is a home?

It is that cinnamon smell

From the apple pie that was

just baked fresh and sizzling

Out from the oven.  It is the warm hearth

Family and friends all  gather

Around, and the air is full of laughter.

A home is a life that we build,

Brick after brick of solid

Dreams, lost and found

And lived as reality.

It is a territory, a privacy

That we own sacred right for,

A sense of belonging.

It is a garden that we tend

With our sweat and love,

Until it grows and bloom.

A home is the roots that run

Deep and strong, anchor and

Shape our lives.©

©Gainperspectiveblog10/16/2016

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8 thoughts on “What is a Home?©

    1. I am so sorry to hear that. Relive in a moment in time (like a bubble or time capsule) of your creation…as if she is there with you to wipe your tears. The gift of memory is an awesome treasure…I hope you will feel better soon.

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