Wednesday, April 13, 2016

When Feeling Homeless, Read This Poem

do you feel like you've been 
searching for home
for a lifetime?

Are you out there in the dark
storm-tossed and weary,
buffeted by winds,
with still such a long way to go?

Come home.
I'll put a candle on the sill
to light your way. 
There's a fire in the hearth
and a soup-pot slow-simmering.
Comfort and kind words await.
You need only arrive.

Come home, weary traveler,
to the only home
there ever is ~
home to yourself
once again.


Day 13

26 comments:

  1. This really does feel like a bone-deep calling. Beautifully written, Sherry.

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  2. Yes that's so true Sherry.. one must first find a way to oneself...we tend to drift away from who we are...so well said.

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  3. Goodness gracious Sherry this is so very beautiful and wise...!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. this comes from a very compassionate heart and soul.

    gracias mi amiga

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  5. I'll keep the Caller in the core of my heart...

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  6. luv the image of the guiding light as one hones into self

    lovely wise words Sherry; i'm happy you dropped in to read mine

    much love...

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  7. Ive been homeless (more than once.) I can testify that it a sense of belonging that is meaningful. No walls needed just that warm acceptance. Wise words indeed Sherry.

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  8. I didn't expect your closing and it caused a rush of tingles on my arms...a deep knowing...yes, inside the soul is true home. Beautiful, Sherry.

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  9. I love this invitation! May I come in and sit for a while?

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  10. This is so comforting. I know it soothes the soul to hear such words when we feel alone. Love your writing here. Made me want to find such a place and you remind me it's within. Thank you Sherry.

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  11. I needed this one-today! Thank you, Sherry-how lovely~

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  12. What a rush of memories came back to me as I read this beautiful poem as I recalled such comfort in visiting dear relatives and especially returning home from working away from the family for days on end.

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  13. Bless your heart, where that flame thrives to remind and inspire us all.

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  14. This is really a warm poem, Sherry. I can see that welcoming candle in the window.

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  15. Sometimes I feel like a weary traveler but, I think I would be welcomed in this place.

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  16. What a warm and welcoming person you are, Sherry. Love this poem.

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  17. Lovely poem indeed! (And close to what I have said in a very different way.)

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  18. So comforting and so appealing. A beautiful voice in this poem.

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  19. Oh, Sherry, this is profound writing that touched me in a very deep way

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  20. Everyone needs a little candle to light the way...more important a kindly hand and soul to allow them to begin to find a sense of home within

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  21. Very very sad poem. Kindness is short shrift in this world. Beautiful poem full of love and compassion.

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  22. Glad to have read this today. I find your words comforting.

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  23. Beautiful, Sherry! If we carry our home within our own heart and if we keep a candle burning there, surely we never feel homeless.

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