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Poem: He Wants To Go Home

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Poem Summary

He wants to go home is a poem about a man who thinks the grass is greener on the other side. He takes the long winding road only to be disappointed. He longs to find shelter in her loving embrace once more. He wants to go home.

"Loving Arms" by Dixie Chicks

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He Wants to Go Home

Believing the grass is greener
on the other side
he strolls down the long winding road,
only to discover shattered dreams.

A heartache like no other,
a lingering disappointment
ripping his essence into tiny fragments,
leaving him tired and alone.

He wants to find shelter
from the path of this wicked storm
he wants to go home
to be safe in her loving embrace once more.

"Not Over You" by Gavin DeGraw

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:

He misses her loving embrace as he is lost in the storm

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 19, 2019:

Lynne,

Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comments.

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on November 18, 2019:

Familiar feeling: I hope he gets home.

This makes me feel homesick for my childhood home.

It's a great poem, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 16, 2019:

Kari,

That is a good thought.

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 16, 2019:

Lorna,

Thank you for these heartfelt words.

I love knowing you can feel the disappointment and yearning in this one.

Thanks.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 16, 2019:

John,

Thank you so much!

I appreciate your time reading my work.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on November 16, 2019:

I wonder if "her loving embrace" still exists for him.

Lorna Lamon on November 16, 2019:

You can feel his disappointment and the yearning he has to go home and feel safe again. A wonderful tapestry of words Brenda which I am sure we can all relate to at some point in our lives.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 15, 2019:

A nice poem with good use of cliches to tell the story. Good work, Brenda.

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