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Home is where…

August 15, 2010



To the young boy, entering hostel

Home is what he leaves behind

But as days and months pass by

Home becomes where his friends reside.




For the mother, bidding goodbye

Home becomes empty forever

Except the times her son comes

In holidays, back to her.




For the newly wedded bride

Home for her, in all these years

Changes overnight, just like her life

To that of husband’s forever after.




For the husband who’s welcoming

A new member into his life

To build a caring, loving home

Together, they will strive


 Sunset dining


For the old parents, living

In a far-away place alone

The Old-Age House never

Can be the home foregone




For the nomad on a long journey

Who’s always on the move

May be for life, or for passion

Home is where he finds love



For the many victims of partition

Who were forced to migrate

Home will always be that one

Set up with care in the land he left




For different people, sometimes

A whole new meaning it is

But what never changes ever

That Home is where Heart is



This poem is in response to the contest being run by The Banyan Trees

10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2010 3:19 pm

    Loved it debosmita ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks (hugs)

  2. August 16, 2010 12:08 am

    its quite true… home differs.. but heart is in the place which we call home ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nicely said Debs ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the best for the contest ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ Contest was just an excuse; penning down a verse was the main reason ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. August 16, 2010 11:18 pm

    Very well said Debosmita, That Home is where Heart is ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautifully written..

    Welcome! and thanks for your kind words…

  4. August 17, 2010 11:35 am

    Very well said, And I wonder that is why we have home everywhere even in websites to get us to known/safe place when we get lost ๐Ÿ˜›

    Hey, welcome and you are right! We have a “Home” page in internet, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Prasad permalink
    August 17, 2010 1:39 pm

    Awesome poem!!

    Thanks, Prasad.. You are always kind with your words ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. August 18, 2010 1:26 am

    beautiful poem

    Welcome! and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. August 24, 2010 3:07 am

    Very sweet!!!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks

  8. August 27, 2010 12:12 am

    such a sweet poem Debs..very well penned down ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. September 2, 2010 10:47 am

    beautifully explained the meaning of Home ๐Ÿ™‚

    Home is where one gets a sound sleep…and feels that he belongs there.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh yes, you are absolutely right on that sleep and belonging part ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. February 28, 2011 9:37 pm

    Lovely poem Debosmita ๐Ÿ™‚ I recently came across your blog and they are lovely !

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