Thursday, June 14, 2018

Can You Go Home Again?--By Caryl Calsyn--United States

Can You Go Home Again?

The author, Thomas Wolfe
wrote that you cannot.

I wanted to argue that I have
done so, in visits, countless times,

but I have to concede, he is right,
as I stand in a house no longer home.

We were a family of five the last time
I was here. I’d been sure we’d always be.

My husband and son had left, too soon,
and now reside in their heavenly home.

Memories, reality and tears overflowed
as I stood in a house no longer home.

Caryl Calsyn is a retired interior designer.  She has always been a writer, but poetry became the mode preferred a few years ago and eventually she became a published author.  She is a past president of a writer’s club, past chairman of the county historical commission and a museum board member.  She leads a faith group and sings in a chorale and the church choir.

21 comments:

  1. A well-written, passionate, piece Caryl. I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ
    (www.creativeinspirationspp.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you, MJ. Your kind words man a lot to me.
      Caryl

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  2. Lovely piece Caryl, I love the way it is structured.

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    1. Thank you Peggy. Comments from other poets say a lot.
      Caryl

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    2. Thanks and thanks for all you do.
      Caryl

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  3. Dear Caryl

    Thank you for your heartfelt poem!

    Best wishes,
    Inge

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    1. Thanks for your kind words.
      Caryl

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  4. oh, such a heartfelt & touching write

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    1. Thanks, Jack. Glad it touched your heart.
      Caryl

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  5. Well written & well said Caryl
    Knight Writer

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    1. Thanks for your words - means a lot.
      Caryl

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  6. Caryl,
    A beautiful job. I loved reading it!
    Your friend,
    David Fiox

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    1. Thanks, David. So glad you enjoyed.
      Caryl

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  7. Caryl,
    I've lost count of the times I've read this piece and I'm still not sure what to say, other than tender, touching, beautiful.
    Nick

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    1. Thank you Nick. I love the words you came up with!
      Caryl

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  8. This is a well penned poem that not only describes a state of mind , but makes an attempt to instill such thoughts within the reader's mind through great imagery and triggered emotions. Emile.

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    1. Wow - high praise and much appreciated.
      Caryl

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    1. Thank you Arthur. Much appreciated.
      Caryl

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  10. Home is a feeling you will know when you are there. Time and change often leaves only nostalgia. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Dwight. Glad you understand.
      Caryl

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