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Below is the poem entitled HOME which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Smoldering rubble that once was a house
Wisps of smoke climb from family mementos
The family     all intact     sifts through
the charred remains as their tears drift
down smudged cheeks to land
in their smiles     For they know
that a home is not limited by walls
It expands in love    and comes alive 
amidst the laughter of people
Mother    father    and two young sisters
will leave together when the rescue work is done
And they will still be home

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  1. Date: 4/18/2015 12:49:00 PM
    Home is more than sticks and stones, eh. Memories and love can't be erased by nature. Good stuff. I went to the end of the list to find one I hadn't read. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/25/2015 9:27:00 AM
    Emotive and descriptive lines about a home not being a building but a family..I enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Guess what I have found that dust is okay..Just so long as it gets cleaned every once in awhile..Ha!!Ha!!Sara

  1. Date: 2/16/2015 12:41:00 PM
    This is beautiful and nicely crafted. Thanks for the share... Sometimes its refreshing visiting old poems of soupers... Its amazing, the freshness which comes from doing this... And that is exactly my enjoyment visiting this piece

  1. Date: 9/9/2014 8:23:00 AM
    This is a moving piece, I am glad I read it again.

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:55:00 AM
    Sweetie! This one gave my heart chills... What an awe inspiring outlook!!.. Big hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 5/9/2014 5:10:00 PM
    MOnterey, I will just start revisiting your poems now and work my way from the bottom back up to the top. You already should know how outstanding I found this one to be!!

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Monterey, :) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the sous HOME PAGE.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:26:00 AM
    How true! this is very touching Monterey.

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:16:00 PM
    I can't get over how every thing you write astounds me. I think I may have seen all your poems now . have you been writing for a long time?

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/15/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've been writing off and on since grade school, and seriously writing, performing, and publishing my poetry for a number of years now
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:45:00 PM
    So true. My family lost a home to fire once, but we never lost a home. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I lost a home to fire once too. We were on vacation, so everyone was fine and that is what mattered.
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:34:00 PM
    Congratulation on your win. A heartfelt poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Such encouragement on this site from wonderful writers, I love it.
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Beautiful, well penned poem. Congrats on your win.

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:18:00 PM
    - Thanks for letting me visit your home - Congratulations on your win in the contest: "A Home" - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 12:59:00 PM
    My big hearty congratulations my dear friend , Monterey for your win and your very beautiful poem. I love it so much and I’ve extremely enjoyed. Thanks a lot for your full support! Love lots, Leonora

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/1/2013 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you much. Your contest inspired me.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 9:53:00 AM
    wonderful write Monterey.....home is where the heart is......thank you for your kind words.....hugs

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Your poetry is very deep and significant, poetry soup is lucky to have you amongst their lanterns bright, your shining your own light, Monti, have a blessed day xxx