Apr 8

I am building
Building a home
Return here after
After you've roamed
And back into
Into my arms.

I am building
Building a life
A getaway from
From your strife
To make what's
What's wrong right

I am building
Building a family
A place for you
You and me
Where we may live
Life life freely.

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Daddy D
Daddy D
Jan 25

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I Don't Care
I Don't Care
Sep 29, 2013      Sep 30, 2013

While all of my friends will tell me no,
I say yes because I can't watch you go.

While all of my friends won't like you at all,
You're quite the catch, and it's worth the fall.

And though I've just met you, I can't help it, you see,
I'm thinking about you, hoping you're thinking about me.

Blythe Cassidy
Blythe Cassidy
Sep 21, 2013      Sep 22, 2013

You are the mud under my shoes
that with each step
urge me on
and turn my racing spikes
into Hermes' shoes.

You are the glow of my phone
when I can't sleep at night
so I look for solace
with those I care about most.

You are the music I hear
and the music I play,
both so different
but neither more beautiful.

You are the click of heels on hardwood
and the smell of jasmine
on a night we cannot forget
because I finally asked.

Oct 2, 2012

On the way back all these thoughts poured,
Leaving me more opaque than when I left.
All the fears resurfaced with their horns and pitchforks...
No, I didn't tread through this tedious hell just to fail.

And then a voice said:

"Facing your demons, and the ones you thought you left behind, never was easy. You get scared and overwhelmed, but that's why you pray. "

...and that's why suddenly, we could all move again.

This is your homecoming,
Rachael P Presley

God blesses your hands, takes them both
and lifts you so you can stand.
This is your homecoming,
a long time in coming,
72 years, eleven months, and one week
you’ve been running this race, so I think
we can afford a little grace when you sprint
the last mile, so strong and sweet
into your Father’s open arms.
And you know those angles leading you away
ain’t got nothing on you, not even reasons for you
to stay. And they’ll be trying hard, cause they know
they haven’t got a thing compared to your heart.
This is your homecoming,
a final graduation, a certification you’ve done
right by life. And we’ll still be here singing
sacred Somns from the earth you once called
your own, waiting to see you smile in the wind
even though your gone.  And we are so happy
for you, but we’re still human, and selfish,
so we’re a little sad and regretful too.
But we won’t ever stop missing you,
cause this is your homecoming,
and the Lord says it’s time to
go along. And when you see us again
you’ll be so proud, cause we’re going to
keep on, and we’re going be strong,
and we’re going give this life every last bit of fight
we’ve got just like you did. So we’ll let you go,
for a little while, for your homecoming.
Cause someday we’ll be coming home too.

For my grandfather, Papa, may he rest in peace.
I need a new homecoming.
Rachel Gonzalez
Jan 25, 2012

I step outside your front door
And immediately my whole body goes numb
I can feel my skin rising up as the first goose bumps form.
The journey to the car seems all too short and familiar.
Every step and inch closer makes my heart ache to collapse
There is emptiness in your eyes
As you routinely hug us goodbye
Why can you not face me or them or her?
Those three words are cancer to your tongue.
If only you knew,
If only anyone knew
that the second your out of sight
I begin to tremble and fight to choke back my fears
Silently tears stream down my face,
One after another, never ceasing to stop.
For each tear,
I wish and pray
That everything would just go away
I need a new beginning
I need a new homecoming.

Shawn HYC
Shawn HYC
Aug 31, 2012

a shivering star
shatters and showers
across skies:

free-falling but
hesitant to fall
apart so fast.

staring down
detachedly watching
its new life:

memories drawn
home like
wistful magnets

dreaming of stars
returning to
their universes.

Jeffrey P Fidler
Nov 18, 2013

I was once told that I could go far if I wanted to
But the first step would be to leave my home
And no leaf would want to fall from the tree
If it knew that it would crack beneath the weight of my sole
Or, at the very least, pissed on by a dog in the park.
No raindrop would agree to join land
If it knew it were just going to end up in a cloud
If we knew we end where we started
Why would we start in the first place?

Learn to run before you crawl
So getting back up is a learning experience
Because pushing forth in perseverance
Should not be a regression to your younger days
If a genie gave you three wishes
Would you be smart enough to negate the loopholes?
Or would you come to terms with your own impermanence
And price that good things come in threes?

Gareth Poffley
Aug 18, 2013

Hey there, I missed you
I know I know, you told me so
but it was almost worth it to welcome you back
because parting from sweet sorrow is the sweetest sorrow of all
and I knew you were still there
you always are
and you always will be
I'm so lucky

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