There is no home like you

I think my body knew you would not stay.

But my bones ached, my skin longed

For that warm place inside your arms.

 

There was no home like you.

 

I should have listened - you yourself warned me -

But my brain ignored, my heart overlooked

Every warning sign dragging me away.

 

There was no home like you.

 

And when you left

My eyes drowned, my soul shattered

And oh, how I crumbled.

 

There was no home like you.

 

No one truly understood

My mouth smiled, my body stood strong

But inside my heart lay severed, broken into the very pieces you once adored.

 

There was no home like you.

 

Until one day I realized

My arms held love, my brain held beauty

Far beyond the reaches of your comprehension.

My soul is fire, my heart is thunder.

And it was then I understood

All this time I had been searching for you, finding home in your arms

Was time spent learning that

I was in desperate need of myself

In need of all the love I had shown you.

And for the first time in my life I can finally look at myself

My own arms, my own body, and say

 

There is no home like you.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

EHasford

I love the power behind the imagery-- looking at someone else and then to your own body for your home and comfort. The only line I wonder about it this one: I should have listened - you yourself warned me -"  as the reader I would love to know more about the dynamic here-- why did they warn you? why didn't you listen? It's the only piece that feels underdeveloped. Really lovely to read and reflect on!

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