BrooksLooks @ Home is Where You Are

HOME IS WHERE YOU ARE
Brooks Bradbury

HOME WAS WHERE MY MOTHER WAS
NOT EXACTLY HOME ON THE RANGE
THE RANGE WAS WHERE DINNER CAME FROM
AND EATING OUT SEEMED RATHER STRANGE

BUT HOME SINCE THEN HAS MOVED ABOUT
FROM DORM, TO APARTMENT, TO ROOM
IT DIDN’T SEEM TO MATTER THEN
UNTIL LIFE BEGAN TO BLOOM

APARTMENT LIFE JUST A SLOW PASSING PHASE
BACK IN SIMPLER TIMES THOSE OVERDRAFT DAYS
BUT I GOT A JOB AND RENTED A HOUSE
LEARNED ABOUT THINGS LIKE WATER HEATERS
AND BUYING TRAPS TO CATCH THE MOUSE

A CAREER WOULD BRING US HITHER AND YON
INTO ONE HOUSE AFTER ANOTHER
WE LIVED IN PLACES WE NEVER DREAMED UP
AND ONE PLACE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE BOTHERED

YEARS WENT BY AND MOTHER MOVED
RETIRING SOUTH FOR THE WEATHER
HER HOME MOVED ON TO CAROLINA
THOUGH WE WERE SADLY SELDOM TOGETHER

SOMEHOW IT PASSED FROM MOM TO SPOUSE
CAN’T SAY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW LIFE IS
HOUSES SOMETIMES RESEMBLED HOMES
BUT NOW I REALIZE HOME’S WHERE MY WIFE IS

IT’S ODD THIS LATEST HOUSE IS NOT QUITE HOME
BUT TO ME IT’S CRYSTAL CLEAR
FROM NOW ON IT WILL NEVER BE SO
UNLESS YOU’RE WITH ME HERE

TIME’S GONE BY AND THINGS SURE CHANGE
WE CAN SAY WE’VE LIVED ON THE OPEN RANGE
BUT THE KITCHEN RANGE IS MORE OFTEN COLD
AND EATING OUT’S A LOT LESS STRANGE

© COPYRIGHT 2014 Brooks Bradbury ǀ BROOKS LOOKS

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