Posts tagged ‘home’

December 12, 2017

Coming Home II

by Jem Croucher

It’s been twelve months
since last we were
a full contingent
of ‘Croucher’
For one of six
who’s been away
from Oz is coming
home today

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November 30, 2017

Complete

by Jem Croucher

6 of 6 in the Jemverse’ Shoreham’ series

There’s a view which here in Shoreham
is complete in every way
as it epitomises
all about the place, I’d say

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November 26, 2017

Convenient

by Jem Croucher

2 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series

There’s a house whose walls were green
but now they’re painted grey
Where for quarter of a century
we have been every day
It’s positioned in a little street
just up from Shoreham station
Fifteen minutes from the beach
if you’ve the inclination

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November 25, 2017

Everything

by Jem Croucher

1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘Shoreham’ series

It has the downs, it has the sea
with a river running through
It has a thousand years of history
for the memories it grew
It has my heart, it has my love
with home right at the centre
It has excitement every day
for a spirit of adventure

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November 10, 2017

At Home

by Jem Croucher

Part 6 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home this little series
concludes today when I
get back there from the Midlands
late this evening, by and by
Still a few hours travelling
but the further south I go
the closer home it takes me
which is wonderful to know

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November 9, 2017

Shoreham

by Jem Croucher

Part 5 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home for me is Shoreham
by the sea down Sussex way
Nestled underneath the Downs
in a wide sweeping bay

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November 8, 2017

Heart

by Jem Croucher

Part 4 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home is where I’ll always
feel contentment with some pride
For this is where the heart is
as the saying goes, implied

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November 7, 2017

Garden

by Jem Croucher

Part 3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home we have a garden
It brings us lots of cheer
It’s nice to simply look at
at any time of year

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November 6, 2017

Special Place

by Jem Croucher

Part 2 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home I have a special place
A little room for me
Somewhere to sit in quiet
where I just love to be

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November 5, 2017

Birmingham

by Jem Croucher

Part 1 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home on a Sunday
is where I’d rather be
But I’m travelling to Birmingham
a long way from the sea
Five hours on a railway train
to reach my destination
with a good book and some music
to ease my consternation

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October 25, 2017

Snapshot

by Jem Croucher

Once more I am waiting
on a station, it’s dark
It’s been a long day
and I was up with the lark

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October 13, 2017

Home

by Venkat

*Alliteration Poem – Home*

13th Oct’17  ~by Venkat

Halves hinge halves
Half hints, half hunches
Halved hopes, halved hats
Hands held, heads hidden
Hearts hug, hisses hush

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September 26, 2017

Home

by carareevablog

I fell asleep in your arms

And I heard you whisper, “sweet dreams angel”

I didn’t feel scared or alarmed

Cause to me you were home

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September 11, 2017

A place in the sun

by Jem Croucher

Our new bench sun trap captures the sun
right at the end of the day
Surrounded by lavender, it’s just what we need
for a rest from the frack and the fray

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September 10, 2017

Tangible

by Jem Croucher

I was only away for just over a week
But that’s enough to get used to the heat
And enough now I’m home to feel at a loss
And that somehow things aren’t quite complete
It was tangible there, like something you touched
and present by day and at night
But back home in England, there’s a chill in the air
even though the sunshine’s still bright

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September 9, 2017

Sealegs Wobble

by Jem Croucher

We’ve been back home now
for almost two days
with parts of us still out there
in many different ways

It’s called a ‘sealegs wobble’
after a week at sea
A strange but lovely feeling
from a place we love to be

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September 8, 2017

Sixteen hundred

by Jem Croucher

Part 20 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

And of the sixteen hundred
just one-thirty occupied
Five this week we’ve been to
many more of which we’ve spied

Corfu, Kefalonia
Crete, Santorini, Rhodes
Five islands we’ve just been to
Though Greece, of course, has loads

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August 15, 2017

Tale of a Bird

by Tanya

Up I fly
above the clouds,
but the clouds fly
above me too…

Off I go,
yet I don’t,
that’s the beauty
of an edge-less home!

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August 6, 2017

Facelift

by Jem Croucher

It’s been asking for one for many a year
as it was starting to look a bit sad
So we finally decided to do the right thing
and start a facelift, you will be glad

It’s been the same colour since back in the eighties
and the pebbledash got a bit thin
And the leak from the gutter above the front door
was not a good state to be in

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July 25, 2017

The Best Waiting Place

by Zenei

On many warm afternoons,

I would sit at a neighbor’s front yard,

Alone on a wooden bench,

that had a shine from excessive use.

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July 16, 2017

New Sofa

by Jem Croucher

We have a new sofa
it’s lovely and green
And it is the best sofa
that we’ve ever seen

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July 12, 2017

Dappled

by Jem Croucher

Last night the moon shone bright within
a sea of dappled grey
As speckled night clouds gathered
at the end of a hot day

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June 21, 2017

Family (diamante)

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Family
Children everywhere
Laughing, playing, working
Never a dull moment
Home

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June 18, 2017

Lord, Here Am I

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Lord, here am I to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
Unknown, unloved by all but my dear children,

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June 12, 2017

HOME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

it started out so wonderful
and ended up as home
no bricks, no wood, no mortar
no insulating foam

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June 9, 2017

Education Begins at Home

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Two mothers stood at the cashier line
And chattered on just to pass the time.
They each thought the other a paradigm,
With children ages three, six and nine.

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May 31, 2017

A Living Fossil

by shoummo.faiyaz

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You are the visceral imprint,

The perennial impression,

Something deep inside of me,

A poignant and recurring melody.

A song I’ve always known,

The centerpiece, the cornerstone,

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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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