Varied Places Called Home

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #395 - Going Home

"Today’s prompt takes us to our comfort zone – home. Write about home past or present – yours or someone else’s. There’s home plate, home base, home run… anything home will do."

Brooklyn, the cradle
that rocked me as
I grew.  For years,
the only place I knew
to call home.

Later, I traveled,
mostly within
the States, and one
trip to Italy
I will never forget.

While it is true
that our country
is divided, and much
healing is needed,
I think about, 
and watch news
from Ukraine.  Whole
country of people
who only want peace
in which to enjoy
their home.  How I hope
they will return
to their land
and rebuild
from the ashes.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Varied Places Called Home

  1. VJ says:

    It really brings into question what home is, doesn’t it.


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