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Best Homesick Poems

Below are the all-time best Homesick poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of homesick poems written by PoetrySoup members


I want to be alone where skylarks sing
Where primroses grow wild and bluebells ring
Where sweet the fragrant scent of Mountain thyme
Back in the glen that...

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Categories: homesick, nostalgia
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Homesick
The hymns of my youth have become a faint sound,
like a train in the distance lost to the night.
This road that I'm on is not...

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Categories: homesick, father, home, lost, mother,
Form: Rhyme
There's this girl that I know who misses her home
The place filled with laughter, her joy, and her hope.
This girl, she is sad, and I've...

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Categories: homesick, hope, life, loss, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
I'm Homesick
I’m homesick for places I haven’t yet been
Places unpronounceable are calling my name
My eyes crave the beauty of sights I have not seen
A fire I...

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Categories: homesick, travel,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: homesick, beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
Form: Free verse

A Captive Heart
I pray to my Lord in Heaven,
To make a way for my return!
I yearn to hear the sounds of home;
The buffalo raging by,
The softness of...

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Categories: homesick, depression, nostalgia
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sometimes You
I went back to the farm seeking Maggie, only to find that she had gone.
Searching for shelter from the storm.
Another sad eyed lady, laid low,...

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Categories: homesick, art, friendship, heart, memorial day, song,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Birch
Sycamores certainly speak French, cypresses - ancient Greek, the Old Testament's olives are bilingual: they speak Hebrew and Aramaic. Birch is a Russian tree though...

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Categories: homesick, nature,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Bio Modified: Romantic Realist -edited
teacher, writer, fitness enthusiast and self-proclaimed movie critic
who loves family, friends, and food,
I play with words, explore interesting/controversial topics and celebrate life;
feel grounded in my...

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Categories: homesick, character,
Form: Bio


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Categories: homesick, daughter, daughter, school, baby, nature, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme
Mommy Why
 Molested the first fifteen years of my life. My mother remained silent the whole time. As the molesting continued all those years. Forced to...

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Categories: homesick, mother daughter, mother, child, house, school,
Form: Epic
Premium Member I don't want to leave my HOME
Nurses and Doctors; say, "Your too sick to go Home" 
"An apartment with a desk; write a Homesick Poem" 
" What do you possibly see...

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Categories: homesick, life, love, nature, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sixty-Six Years Ago Today - 7 July 1948
Sixty-Six years ago today a very naïve farm-boy left the Hoosier farm,
To seek adventure beyond the horizon since farming had lost its charm.
He enlisted in...

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Categories: homesick, humorous, military,
Form: Rhyme
To Cry or Not to Cry
One must cry for environmental refugees
Forced to leave their homelands, lives, and culture
Still remembering the smell of food 
Sizzling over open fires
The sounds of roosters...

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Categories: homesick, depression, environment, loss,
Form: Free verse
Those Were The Days, I'm Telling You

High School ~

Being asked to search my memory of school 'daze' gone by
is asking quite a lot of me but I promise to give it...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homesick, introspection, school, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My One True Love
Here I am laying in bed far away,
And all I can do is try to sleep,
While missing you.

It's always been us two,
And everything we have...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homesick, forgiveness, high school, hope, husband,
Form: Rhyme
Paddy in the Smoke
An old man walks the cobbled streets
Of a city...

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Categories: homesick, socialold, old,
Form: Couplet
Christmas in July Alone
A summer abroad
Homesick for my family
Silent nights abound
Building a snowman from sand  
My loneliness melts away...

for Gail's "christmas magic" contest...

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Categories: homesick, family, holiday, hope, people, recovery from...,
Form: Tanka
Truck Drivers
Traveling from coast to coast
On the road day and night
Bringing things we need
Leaving familes at home
While they deliver goods
Sleeper as their second home away from...

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Categories: homesick, pride,
Form: Light Verse
Daver Austin
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Categories: homesick, dedication, funny
Form: Limerick
Sleep In Her Soul
It's easy to become lost in the idea that only things in life change you;
rather than you are always changing in your creation. 
When you...

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Categories: homesick, addiction, adventure, analogy, beautiful, butterfly, girlfriend,
Form: Concrete
I like my lies the way my mother used to make them. Wrapped up in spring roll pastry and thrown into the fryer. Served on...

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Categories: homesick, addiction, angst, betrayal, childhood, dedication, drug,
Form: Prose
I can't live with you
I cannot live with you,
It would be life,
And life is over there
Behind the shelf
The sexton keeps the key to,
Putting up
Our life, his porcelain,
Like a cup


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Categories: homesick, best friend, faith, for him, friend,
Form: ABC
She Looked in the Mirror
To: Mandy Jo

She called me her friend. She was one of the few.
She saw in me things that no one else knew.

I was backward and...

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© Kevin Pace  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: homesick, lifewords, beautiful, me, beautiful, friend, me,
Form: Couplet
The Dodgers Are Moving Back to Brooklyn
From Ebbett’s Field, they had to move away.
This team sought greener pastures in LA.
What they needed was a little change of scene.
The team moved into...

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Categories: homesick, fantasy, sports,
Form: Sonnet