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There's No Place Like Home

by J. R. Lowe about a year ago in inspirational
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A poem inspired by The Wizard of Oz and a lesson learned from life.

There's No Place Like Home
Photo by Hulki Okan Tabak on Unsplash

I’ve spent my whole life on the yellow brick road,

Searching for riches beyond comprehension,

But since then I’ve found

All I want is abode,

Rather than money or gold compensation


Early in life when my story began,

I was ungrateful for things dear to me,

And as a result, I often conspired

To leave home with my plan,

For prosperity.


It’s a terrible thing, to not have a heart,

To lose what’s required,

To live life with love,

And to feel so apart,

From the things I desired.


It was tough, I would say,

To not have a brain,

To be taken for granted,

In every way,

And never be heard as I say things in vain.


It’s a hard enough life

Not having courage.

I'd hear someone’s roar,

And cower from strife,

Or yield to the hardships that others disparage.


So I battled my witches,

From the East and the West,

And followed the road to the Emerald City

In search of the riches,

Which I hoped would cure the things I detest.


But when I acquired my brain, courage and heart,

I found that fame and wealth were rotten

And were not what I craved,

Instead, it was what I’d left at the start;

A family, a home, which I had since forgotten.


So I made peace with the Good Witch

Who had me returned,

To the place where I’m from,

With my life now enriched,

From the lesson I’d learned.


That lesson is clear throughout my life’s tome,

As even when life appears monochrome,

There’s no place like home.

There’s no place like home.

There’s no place like home.


About the author

J. R. Lowe

I confess, I don't exactly have a specific topic or writing style, or an organised train of thought for that matter. On the plus side, that means there's probably something here everyone ;)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J0SHwrites

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