I feel at home now,
But I felt at home there too,
Where is home?
They say home is where the heart is?
Could that be true?
My heart lies here with my family,
But it lies their too,
My emotions creep up when I say my goodbyes,
The pain in my chest will fade with time,
But it never really goes away,
Excitement fills me to catch up with those here,
Sharing stories of friends there to friends here,
Two lives, two cultures,
Where is home?
I am a nomad now,
Either way there is pain of longing,
But grateful to have a great belonging,
To both places that love me so dear,
You are both my home that is clear!
* Sharing my poem with Prose for Thought
Emily Page says
Love the positive ending. It must be hard, always leaving people you care about behind but you’re right. Your ship has two ports.
This perfectly sums up the difficulties in being torn between two places. I didn’t move quite so far, just from England to Northern Ireland but I feel like this all the time x
I like how you finish on a positive because it must be incredibly hard feeling like you have two ‘homes’. There are many great things I imagine about being in your position, but also an awful amount of sadness too.
It must be so hard for you being torn between two homes! As you say, home is where the heart is but if your heart is with people in two different places then that must hurt. But I like the positive ending that suggests the positives of having two homes – that’s two whole places to have a happy heart! #prose4T
It must be so hard to feel torn between two homes – but also lovely in some ways to feel so comfortable and at home in two different places. Love the way you finish this on such a positive note.
Thank you Louise. It gets harder as I get older to be an expat when I always thought it would be easier. But that’s my life I guess it’s just how I learn to deal with it and make the most of having two homes.
Hayley @hayleyfromhome says
Ahh Jenny it must be so difficult for you to be split between the two countries. So many differences too but maybe also that you get the best of two cultures and you can really appricate the true friends wherever you are.
Thanks for the kind words my lovely. So true.
The positivity at the end made this for me. You have two homes now, two places for your heart to be, and that’s great.
Great poetry. x
Thank you so much Chrissie for your lovely comment.
Verily Victoria Vocalises says
Jenny, this is so beautiful and really sums up what must be mixed feelings for you. I have to say that I can associate with this. Despite living in Somerset, I still call Surrey home! Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought 🙂 x
Thanks Vicky. Glad you like it. It’s so much easier to write poetry about the way one feels sometimes. Yes you don’t have to be an expat to feel like that. Even in just another part of the country it can feel the same. Bless ya. Thanks for hosting.