Reena’s Exploration Challenge #64 – The shore that call us home*


The shore that call us home*
Was the title of the poem
By Samuel Hazo in 1949
Makes me think about my life
Every time I go home and meet my
Family, friends and relatives again
After some time when I’m here
And they are there living differently
Yet parallel to each other, there’s this
Nostalgic feeling, of being home again
This land or these islands I miss so much
It doesn’t matter where I am now, and
I’m building a home with my family here
But over there where I used to call home
Full of childhood memories, of school,
Of college, of my first experience at work
First love, first kiss, first of everything
These experiences made me and taught me
They gave me a solid foundation of how
It is to be me, all the trials and errors
They gave me the confidence to try and
Explore different things and I have proved
That I can do it no matter where
So even when I’m happy here
I’d still be a girl with a fringe
I’d always go back to the shore
That calls me home, the Philippines


the shore that calls me home*
big waves splashing
free as a bird to roam
free for my angling

big waves splashing
the children having fun
palm trees swaying
picnics with shining sun

free as a bird to roam
sundown at the sea
before we say shalom
the time we agree

free for my angling
sultry air caressing
see what this day brings
we go through life with zing**

** Quadrilew

For: Reena’s Exploration Challenge #64


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