Adeeyoyo's Blog

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Where the Heart is


Where the Heart is

To me a home is a welcoming place
Where I can relax and be myself,
Shrug off all my worldly cares
And be at one with the universe.

While I take pleasure in family and friends,
I find it wonderful to return,
Welcomed back by my pets with joy,
And shut the door on the rest of the world.

Co-exist with mutual respect,
Peace at last; they understand
Love and affection with no demands,
Conflict avoided at any cost.

This is heaven on earth for me,
My sheltered harbour in the storm,
My hideaway and my sanctuary,
My haven, my refuge, my retreat.

Photo: Flickr


Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

8 thoughts on “Where the Heart is

  1. Oh adee, my haven has been invaded for the past six weeks by visitors from the UK. They’re the nicest people, but I so look forward to Wednesday, when they all go away.


  2. oy, my FIL is here at mine…we are running everywhere so not much rest in my home for another day or two…but your sentiments are spot on home is where its at…


  3. I agree to a certain extent. Though a problem comes about when your partner snores.


  4. Oh my, that looks like somewhere I could retreat to right now…I love it!!! And I love that poem…so meaningful! Well done and thank you for sharing. xx


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