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I Miss my Old Home


By T. LichtPublished 6 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024

The sun sets over my new home

And I’m struck with an uncomfortable sense of longing.

It’s weird how my bed is the same;

the linen's flowers still smell the same,

But because the walls surrounding it aren’t,

They don’t comfort me the same.

There's cords in my heart rusting away from disuse,

that now clank solemnly at my loss,

And tears soon glitter my lashes

And I hug my knees,

As I finally crack under and cry.

I miss my old home.

I want to be back home

Amongst the walls I know,

Amongst the walls that watched me grow up,

The walls that took in the banter and laughter of my friends

And stuffed up the outlets with memories.

I want to go back home.

I wipe my nose with a tissue from my new home,

And look up at the walls.

I’d chosen white- pristine white.

I regret it.

I wish I had at least chosen

The color of my old home.

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About the Creator

T. Licht

I have a love for words and a love to share them.

Well then, enjoy and thank you for taking the time to read this and maybe if you want subscribe;)

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  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

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  • Walid Ladjimiabout 23 hours ago

    It touches deep in my heart. Miss my home. Job then business, and in all I miss my home.

  • Christy Munson2 days ago

    You've crafted an evocative, emotional, tender poem that feels at once raw and exposed and yet intimate and private. Congratulations on Top Story! 🥳 I especially loved your line: "tears soon glitter my lashes". Beautiful, original imagery.

  • Your evocative portrayal of longing and nostalgia beautifully captures the emotional weight of leaving a cherished place. The imagery and emotions conveyed are powerful and heartfelt, making the reader feel your sense of loss and yearning. Congratulations on being featured as a Top Story! Thank you for sharing such a touching and relatable piece.

  • Very good

  • Raihana H.2 days ago

    I understand how you feel. I and my family had to move out of home that we grew up in and then kept moving a lot growing up. Just when it felt like home, we had to move again... But what is worse is having to move out of the country that felt like home.

  • Sasi Kala2 days ago

    Yes, it's true. I miss u same. Congrats! Very nice poem.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Andrea Corwin 2 days ago

    Congratulations on TS🎈🎈🎈

  • Andrea Corwin 2 days ago

    Oh that is sad! I miss My old home where so many happy memories were made and my pets kept me company! 💔

  • Back to say, Congrats on your top story.

  • Khan3 days ago

    It's beautiful ❤️ Congratulations on the top story

  • Beautiful poem 😊👍

  • D.K. Shepard3 days ago

    Wow! This resonated so strongly! Places can be such a source of comfort! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Beautiful poem. The sense of loss is real and you capture it well. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • angela hepworth5 days ago

    Ugh, so relatable. Loved this!

  • This was such an emotional poem. I loved it!

  • T, it was very comprehensive.

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