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This place has millions of people, but they're still all alone,
I have to admit some days I just wish I had stayed home.
so many reasons for why I miss home so much,
is it the soul of the peoples or is it Momma's touch.
Not quite sure why I get homesick on so many nights,
But, I long for clear night's & stars not canceled by city lights
maybe because, there are no lightning bugs flying around at dusk,
or perhaps it's cuz' I miss the smell of the rain on top of corn husk,
I miss the laughter in the air from the ones I hold dear.
yet, I still feel I was meant to move out here.
I miss the kindness greeting me from a neighbors face,
and I miss true quality of my friends for, that you can't replace.
I miss the heart, the pride and the smells of my home.
sometimes in this place I feel all alone.
I miss accustic guitars and cheap ciggarettes,
and lots of fun secrets I can't reveal yet.
I miss playing in the rain, letting it roll down my cheeks,
I miss skipping rocks with Sara in those old muddy creeks.
Those days that I once took for granted, all those days before,
are the very same things that I now am longing for.
It's bitter-sweet to remember my Kentucky home,
but, out of the choices I have made, this one was my own
I made the best decision for the cards dealt,  I alone pay the cost.
 for every step taken foward, reveals more to me, the things I've lost.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 2:38:00 PM
    I drove 3000 miles to start a new chapter of my life. I don't miss Jersey, but my goodness do I miss my family...especially my nieces. The Spanish dinners, the loud/random banter. Just the simple screams of joy from the family when we see each other. Coming here was a great thing. But, damn I miss them. I'm completely with you on this writing.

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    Date: 9/12/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Drake, and I miss all that is KENTUCKY and especially my family, the southern sunday dinners, and the moonshine lol. It was worth it to make the move here, but It's so hard to not be able to go see them when need tem most.