I feel like a fish out of water
On days such as this
One foot on either side of the ocean
To say I’m never homesick would be remiss

I’ve spent half my life there
And the other half here
Yet I still miss so much
Of things that are dear

The best of both worlds
I’m lucky to experience
Seeing both sides of the coin
Teaching me acceptance

I live in the land of opportunity
Regrettably that is not true today
A government full of hatred
Wishing to change the way

The lines of the world are blurring
It is not much better from where I have come
It is now me before you, get back in line
How sad and selfish we have become


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


In response to Reena’s Challenge #64 – The Shore The Calls Us Home

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  12 comments for “Homesick

  1. November 26, 2018 at 6:44 am

    not just where you come from or where you are at the world is just becoming such a hostile place and i long for the simpler days, maybe not so much the place but what it used to be for me. love the way you have expressed your longing but with a reality check

    • Christine Bolton
      November 26, 2018 at 8:26 am

      Yes Gina. I will always have one foot in each place but I knew years ago I would never go back permanently. But now, sometimes, I wish I could 😔

      • November 26, 2018 at 8:35 am

        I keep thinking the same but it’s to the place I grew up in. I really miss it

      • Christine Bolton
        November 26, 2018 at 8:37 am

        😢 I understand

      • November 26, 2018 at 8:47 am


  2. November 25, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I like the candidness of Americans – which is missing elsewhere. You have described the dual home phenomenon in a picturesque manner.

    Thanks for joining in!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you Reena 🙂

  3. November 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    It is equally bad everywhere else!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 25, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Isn’t that sad 😢

      • November 25, 2018 at 11:04 pm

        It sure is. 😞

  4. Christine Bolton
    November 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Yes and it seems to be getting worse Hélène 😢

  5. November 25, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    So much truth about the state of our world.

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