A home is security
Its smell, its taste and feel
It involves your every sense
yet makes no sense at all
A soft bed after a long day
A song pulling memories from your heart of times passed,
mind pictures flowing thick and fast
Mashed potatoes with lumps
and gravy too!
Brothers and sisters beating each other up,
boring family dinners that will not matter - till you’re grown
Aunt Ethel’s scratchy kiss
Undle Albert’s false teeth
New babies with their funny smell of fresh and new'
backpacks homework and that best football game
Old doilies and new Tupperware
overdue library books...
Funerals with sad relatives
old pictures of people they say are related to you
bubble baths and vitamins
eat your vegetables
clean your plate
and heres a cookie!
Sneaking to read under the covers at night
Grandmas coming, cinnamon rolls baking
a smell to wake up to
Shaking rugs, dusting and clean your room!
chores done in a hurry....
Baseball in the yard with your brother and friends
First day of school
new clothes and old teachers
good report cards
Graduation, wedding veils, more faces around the table
Someone once said that you can’t go home again
They obviously didn’t know about the power of a song
smell of chicken frying or the sound of children playing
Home is inside of us
we carry it wherever we go