I used to live away from home
I used to love to run and roam
but no matter how I'd hunt and comb
the sand in the desert or the ocean's foam
I never found what I was looking for

then, when I was back where I started from
I took a hard look at what I had become
and did I like me? not even some
I felt like an educated, traveled bum
I still didn't find what I was looking for

I wished always to be in another place
thinking that Texas was my saving grace
never appreciating this home, this little space
t'was a hard idea for me to embrace
that I wouldn't find what I was looking for

Now, years later, my mind has broken free
from the notion that where I wanted to be
was somewhere else, but now I see
that home sweet home is the golden key
and what I found, finally, was me

By susi Taylor (Texaswishr@aol.com)


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Haiku By Mikey (Norma)

A Cowboy's Touch

Kinds Of Poets

Dear, Are You There?

The Calendar

Texas Backroads



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You Are My Love, My Life

A Child's Secret

Winter's Bite Brings Dreams Of Spring's Delights

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