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 Title   [ Click any title below to view poem ]Category Date
 Home Pieces of Who We Are Challenge 10/1/2007
 A Long Slow Rain Follow the Dream Challenge 10/1/2007
 October 1, 2007 Ten Word Challenge 10/1/2007
 The Outlaw's Elegy Ten Word Challenge 9/30/2007
 Red Eyed Behind the Mask Challenge 9/28/2007
 A Land that Knows No Parting Follow the Dream Challenge 9/28/2007
 They're Shooting Monks on the Streets World Events 9/27/2007
 Silence Ballad 9/26/2007
 The Voice of Columbia World Events 9/25/2007
 The False Friend Triolet 9/23/2007
 A Little Kiss Triolet 9/21/2007
 Fog Villanelle 9/21/2007
 Hop-Skip-and-Jump Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 7/19/2007
 In The Stillness Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 7/16/2007
 Lilac time Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 7/5/2007
 A Touch of Green Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 4/12/2007
 Changing Seasons Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/28/2007
 Lost secrets Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/11/2007
 Suppose Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/4/2007
 Contradiction Behind the Mask Challenge 1/26/2007
 Stay Behind the Mask Challenge 1/22/2007
 Machu Picchu - 1911 Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/21/2007
 January Light Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/14/2007
 What-Might-Be Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/2/2007
 When I Was Young (This Morning) Behind the Mask Challenge 12/28/2006
 These Are the Days of In-Between Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 12/27/2006
 Groans Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 12/13/2006
 My Dreams Can Never Sail Beyond Her Core Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 12/5/2006
 Ghosts and Walls Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 11/24/2006
 Among The Simple or Among the Small Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 11/21/2006
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Home

The gable windows are shuttered tight,
the roof shakes furred with mossy green.
It echoes twilight wings in flight
as glossy-soft as velveteen
on furtive creatures not quite seen
in rooms like dusty catacombs.
It's true though - there's no place like home.

The ancient siding has bleached to white
like desert bones long since picked clean
but if you squint and look just right
you sense how it must once have been
before the long years intervened
and faded it to monochrome.
It's quite true - there's no place like home

By springtime day gray moths alight
to clog the front door’s tattered screen.
The lightning bugs by summer night
roil blithely 'round its mezzanine.
In snow, the old oak sways and leans
in unfelt wind like a metronome.
It's true though - there's no place like home.

But once a year, it seems just right.
It's where the neighbor kids convene
to play their games and gasp with fright
at ghost scenarios and scenes.
The place is made for Halloween
ideal for goblin spawn to roam.
It's quite true - there's no place like home.










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