Miles and miles of being away
My tormented heart gone astray
Unforseen battles on their way
Still I smile when I’m at play
The worn steps welcoming me
I’m at home and I’m full of glee

The comfort of being at home
Eyes wander at the garden gnome
Different things I get when I roam
Advise me to visit the dome
Could be dry, could be wet, the steps
Pity I don’t know what is next

For myself I have shortcomings
Don’t know what I am becoming
Looking for something and running
I calm down when I’m homecoming
The worn steps are always there
Where I belong fair and square*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

Photo by Sue Vincent

The LaCharta, created by Laura Lamarca, consists of a minimum of 3 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. Each stanza contains 6 lines. The syllable count is 8 per line in iambic tetrameter and the rhyme scheme is aaaabb ccccdd eeeeff and so on. “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature and “Charta” in Latin, simply means “poem”.

For: Thursday photo prompt: Worn #writephotoSunday Writing Prompt – 22nd November – Tormented | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (


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