The road home is like a long yesterday I can’t forget

A distant memory that’s constant, present

Trying to revive some long ago

A gift from days gone by.

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The road home has felt like a great returning

But can’t seem to find my footing

In the place that calls me

The place of quiet, simplicity

Welcoming and still

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The air that opens up to me as if to say

This is your belonging, home.

The sky that is my canopy,

My shelter, my covering

The rain that brings the calm

That brings the strong aroma

Of settling in, curling up

As the pit-pat cradles me

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The road home is full of peril


But the letting go of all those expectations

Feels like a welcome smile

That assures me…

“All is well. It’s ok”.

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I can feel it

Speak to me

A familiar voice

Like mother’s lullaby

The voice of soft eyes

Taking me in her arms

Like the promise of never leaving

As she watches me in the distance

While I run

While I dance

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The road home; this song that plays

Over open fire and lazy days

A song that makes family

That connects us

In our sorrow, laughter, and dreaming

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The melody that opens hearts

And long-forgotten wounds

Not for grief but for gratitude

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The road home, my decades of longing

I can hear the song in the distance

It leads me, beckons me, “come”

Reminding me who I am

Where I belong

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The sound


Its memory



Beautiful home!

4 responses to “THE ROAD HOME”

  1. Loved this… Crisie… the depth, the revealing, the feeling, the sharing in opening up your heart with love. So proud of you .. the life you are living and the life you are giving to others in the process. Thank you for being you .. and following our Lord as He leads you forward. Much love and admiration…

    1. Thank you Cindy! I appreciate and honor your encouragement. It means a lot! I love you!

  2. Mendy Coleman Avatar
    Mendy Coleman

    Beautiful poem Crisie – one that rings true in my heart and I’m sure will do so in the hearts of many others. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Thank you Mendy. It’s been a long time in the making. The feeling has been there for years, but articulating it has only come recently. Thanks for your encouragement! Love you!

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