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Some Places I've Called Home

Home is where the heart is,
Or so the saying goes.
There Is really much more than this,
As everyone, surely, knows.

Home is where you hang your hat,
Is another slogan that Is nifty.
There’s much, much more than that
In these sayings that are shifty.

These first sixty years of existence,
Have shown that locales often change.
It Is often amidst much resistance
Those environments are quickly rearranged.

The Deep South is known as Dixieland.
It has been the most frequented of all.
It Is the place that I call most grand,
And from there most memories I recall.

Alabama has its steel city glory,
It’s down home memories from the past.
There is always a football story
That can cause a battle real fast.

Florida is the sunshine state.
It was there that the gulf always called.
Living there was certainly great,
Activity in the sun was a ball.

The rolling Virginia hills,
Were too beautiful to easily describe.
It was always a tremendous thrill
To enjoy an afternoon ride.

The German culture was certainly new.
The scenery was amazingly grand.
There was always something fun to do,
And to learn in that foreign land.

Italy brings back memories, not a few,
With so much natural beauty.
There was always a dish that was new,
And to try it was always our duty.

Places like Kuwait, Qatar, near Iraq
Were also temporarily called home.
Memories from there sure come back
As I reflect on places I have roamed.

Leaving the Persian Gulf was good
Though being there was a privilege to me.
To return to Utah’s neighborhoods,
Is something, for which I will always grateful, be.

Fond memories I have from Utah.
Many friends remain there still.
Multitudes of sights there I saw,
Including those magnificent hills.

Korea and Okinawa were home for a while
My stay there was very short.
Both brought to my face a smile
As I did for a time there resort.

Places like Texas or possibly Caroline,
Colorado, Washington and such,
Could be added to places that were very fine
Which were enjoyed very much.

The list could surely go on and on.
Many places I have been blessed to see.
Though some were relatively short-lived homes,
All were wonderful to me.

To reflect on all these places,
And remember blessings from each,
Certainly much disparity erases,
And daily, new lessons they teach.

A dream is to someday return
To some places named above.
It in my heart does burn,
To revisit places I love.

Home really is where your heart is.
This surely must be true.
Home I will undoubtedly miss
In many places I have traveled to.

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:22:00 AM
    Congrats. Wonderful poem. You showed that home is in your heart, where memories reside. Loved it.

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 6/1/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey!! Glad you liked it! Yes, home has been many places for me...Jim
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 5:29:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win. AO

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/29/2013 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot!! Glad you liked it....Jim
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 7:23:00 PM
    I enjoyed every line of this marvellous poem..Congratulations on your win...

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/29/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna!! Glad you liked it....Jim
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserve poem. What a well traveled life you have had. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/29/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Connie!! Glad you liked it....Jim
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Home is what and where you make it. Congratulations on your big win. Love, Joyce

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/29/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joyce! I thank you for your comments....Jim
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:14:00 PM
    - Thanks for letting me visit your home - Congratulations on your win in the contest: "A Home" - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/28/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments....Jim
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Well done and congrats on your winning poem. You are indeed lucky to have visited these wonderful places.

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/28/2013 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!! Yes, lucky indeed....Jim
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 11:54:00 PM
    You have indeed traveled widely and undoubtedly seen much...and are very fortunate to have done so and still have fond memories of all those places.

    Martin Avatar DrJim Martin
    Date: 5/28/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, many, many fond memories!! Thanks....Jim