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This is Home To Me

by Harmony Kent about a year ago in love poems · updated about a year ago
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A free verse poem

A first step into an empty house

A blank canvas

On which to paint

The rest of my life


This is home to me.

The first time we met

You opened my gates

Along with my heart

And strolled right on in


This is home to me.

We’ve had our fair share

Of fights and passions

Of rubbing each other’s

Rough edges smooth


This is home to me.

Your glasses case left

On the kitchen island

Along with a trail of crumbs

Splashes of coffee from filling your flask


This is home to me.

The sweet smell

Of your freshly-laundered t-shirt

And the warmth of your embrace

As my tears soak the fabric


This is home to me.

The terrible pang of loss

And joy of birth

The snuggles on the sofa

That see us through it all


This is home to me.

The uncomplaining way you soothe

The hurts of my amputated leg

In the middle of the night

When the phantoms attack


This is home to me.

The peaty tang of a single malt

While we sit side by side

Noses each buried in a book

And relax into silence—companionship


This is home to me

The way we each

Try and guess the plot

Of the many movies

We love to watch


This is home to me.

Your risqué humour

And gentle smile

The laughter lines on your face

All of you makes my heart race


This is home to me.

That certain look in your eyes

The firm cadence of your voice

And the love you show

In so many wonderful ways


This is home to me.

Palace or mansion

An uncarpeted council flat

A hovel or a shack

I don’t care for any of that


This is home to me.

Always and everywhere

With you at my side

Growing old together

Sharing laughs and memory gaps


This is home to me.

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About the author

Harmony Kent

Harmony Kent began writing at 40 after a life-changing injury. An avid reader & writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors.

You can find Harmony at https://harmonykent.co.uk

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Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Yvette M Calleiro5 months ago

    This is just beautiful, Harmony! Every stanza warmed my heart. :-)

  • Jan Sikes5 months ago

    A beautiful poem, Harmony!

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