Posts tagged ‘home’

May 11, 2017

Seagulls passing

by Jem Croucher

Sitting in the sunshine
by the river at high tide
A seagull came and perched
on the railings by my side
We had a little chat
as it seemed the thing to do
Passing a few pleasantries
before away he flew

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April 6, 2017

At Your Side

by scatterednotebooks
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The whistle screams the hour for you to go.
There’s one last word to whisper, here, to you.
Your tears well up in eyes so sad and low.
My leaden heart stops, short, my every move.
I breathe a shiv’ry breath and take your hand,

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March 18, 2017

Home III

by Jem Croucher

It’s always with some pleasure
when I have been away
Getting closer to my home
at the end of a long day

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March 12, 2017

When Darkness Falls

by braveandrecklessblog

Darkness has settled in

Surrounds me

The cold outside our four snug walls

Frosts our windows

Turns snow into a hard, white crust

The day has been long my love

I have been doing battle with the world today

I have been doing battle with myself

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February 28, 2017

Seaside

by Jem Croucher

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On the wall is a sign
that points to Seaside
It points the right way
and we’ve nothing to hide
For just ten minutes walk
takes us down to the shore
It’s a privilege yes, and
we’d not ask for more

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February 27, 2017

Had a week off

by Jem Croucher

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Had a week off
didn’t do very much
just listened to music
and reading and such

Tidied a bit
sorted some stuff
and to be perfectly honest
that was enough

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February 11, 2017

Home in the warm

by Jem Croucher

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The air was so brittle
it brought a chill to the bone
So I wasn’t out long
before heading for home
Much better instead to
curl up with a book
with just the occasional
glance up for a look

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January 8, 2017

Sunday afternoons…

by Jem Croucher

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Sunday afternoons
A walk, a rest, a cup of tea
This insouciance

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December 23, 2016

The seagull’s cry

by Jem Croucher

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The seagulls’ cry
synonymous
of living by the sea

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August 17, 2016

Let This Poem Remember Me

by A. Marie

Let this room remember me. Let it fill with my scent.

The scent of valerian root, chardonnay, the air of musk and smoke,
damp moss upon the old tombstone, the wet sapling pine.

The late evening sun is the day’s last attempt to sway me.
She spills her warmest rays over the peacock rug, subjugates herself and genuflects
over the altars, over my desk and kitchen countertop.

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May 23, 2016

Tranquility here

by Jem Croucher

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The spider had babies
so I re-potted those
Then sat in the sunshine
for some thoughtful repose

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March 28, 2016

As above, so below

by Jem Croucher

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As above, so here below
blue sky and deep blue sea
The gently turning silent waves
creep up to welcome me

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March 27, 2016

Splashing

by Jem Croucher

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Tidal waters splashing
at the waters’ edge
on the old breakwater
such a privilege

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March 21, 2016

Like a dream

by Jem Croucher

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There’s a hill above Shoreham
where you can see the sea
shining silver and bright in the sun
A reminder indeed
of the coast where we live
work and play hard and have fun

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March 11, 2016

A new home

by Jem Croucher

27 November

His family had lived
in the same place for years
Safe from harm’s way
with no worries or fears
Foraging for food
in the gardens around
Then up to the homestead
up high above ground

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February 2, 2016

Driving Home

by The Cheesesellers Wife

 

Driving Home

 

 

The road is bejewelled with the lights of traffic

Red ribbon, white ribbon, snaking over the hills

Dark fields lie beside us as we wend our way

The villages we bypass shine stray lights to our eyes

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December 24, 2015

Compliments of the season

by Jem Croucher

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Winter’s warming finally here
with cinnamon and sage
a promise to fruition
comes swiftly to assuage
Laughter’s distant echo
growing louder all the time
to compliment the season
in its presence here, sublime

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November 20, 2015

River of gold

by Jem Croucher

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Gold upon the river today
glistening on water below
as it moves towards the ocean
on its daily tidal flow

There is magic here and wonder
together with a sense of awe
almost like the first time
this morning scene I saw

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November 18, 2015

The circle

by Jem Croucher

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I turned a full circle
looking out to the sea
safe in the knowledge
that it’s where I should be

The grey green of the ocean
and me on the shore
I have all that I need here
and could not ask for more

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October 29, 2015

Home II

by Jem Croucher

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Crossing the bridge of a morning
the river reaching down to the sea
With boats there at rest, a reminder
that this is just where I wanted to be

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October 13, 2015

Riverside view

by Jem Croucher

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On the river at Shoreham
the water is clear
In this place that I love
and hold very dear
The boats on the mudflats
with the tide on the turn
Lie at rest by the pontoons
with bow against stern

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September 10, 2015

Weed

by Jem Croucher

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It might be a weed
But I don’t care
For it looks really nice
Growing right there
Outside my back door
First thing I see
Going out to the garden
Best place it can be

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June 28, 2015

Our garden

by Jem Croucher

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Our garden at this time of year
is a lovely sight to see
Most things here are in full bloom
and it’s a peaceful place to be

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June 12, 2015

Living Home

by Morgan

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Living Home Sweet Home

Breath of Life, Breathe Life to Me

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May 18, 2015

My haven

by Jem Croucher

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This is my haven
this perfect spot
somewhere to lie
when it gets hot
Somewhere to dream
in pensive mood
A place to ponder
which is good

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April 25, 2015

Very nice

by Jem Croucher

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Very nice to have the time
Bake some bread which turned out fine
Sit a while in the sunshine
On my Friday off

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February 5, 2015

Transitions

by Jem Croucher

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Devoid of all its trappings
What was once a home
In transition has a coldness
From the warmth that it has known

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January 30, 2015

Being home

by Jem Croucher

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Found my way to Finchley Central
On the Northern line
Bitter cold in London town
Where I’ve travelled to this time

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