Far From Home

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Dysfunctional Poetry

Priorities change


Far From Home


If home is where the heart is

I seem to have misplaced mine

It vanished in the darkness

Within Internal depths I can’t define

Tumbling terminally downward

No hope of coming to rest

Untethered and unfettered

Throughout this lifelong quest


It’s said that once you leave home

You can never go back again

But there’s also the school

That says if you go back

They have to take you in

Uncertain which aphorism is true

I choose to not be concerned

Absence has fueled futility

Through impermanence I have learned


Most regard home as a place of safety

Where, when away, remembrance is fondly of

A sanctuary from the insanity of the outside world

A haven of happiness and love

In search of existential answers

I have wandered far and wide

The one truth I’ve discovered in my travels Is that home is by your side



20 January 2021

Submitted: January 23, 2021

© Copyright 2021 ShadyBrady. All rights reserved.

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Penny Scribe

Love your poem, ShadyBrady. Great ending, and so true. Life is what you make it (definitely harder for some than others, but we all have choices).

Sat, January 23rd, 2021 8:06pm


Thank you for taking the time to offer a few kind words.

Life has a way of shaking up priorities.

Maybe it’s time.

Sat, January 23rd, 2021 1:07pm

JE Falcon aka JEF

A very good thought for the end.

Sun, January 24th, 2021 12:50am



Sun, January 24th, 2021 4:24am

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