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by LiviK

Everything happens for a reason

Months ago I would have laughed at such treason

How could a world so cruel have so much meaning?

Maybe it was my fault for never intervening

Life change doesn’t come often

But when it does your heart feels like cotton

A whole new world to see

So many memories to keep

Many people will tell you what it’s like

A feeling of joy that makes you soar like a kite

A feeling of warmth buried deep in your soul

Something that requires not a single tole

A peace I've come to call home

A feeling we all wish to know

These are the hands I was made to hold

The feeling that was made to fill the hole

It’s not an easy thing to grasp

Everything seems to slip through the cracks

There was no fear to holding on tight

My fingers always seemed to be white

All along the emptiness could have been filled

If I just realized some relationships are meant to be killed

But now there is a roof of love over my head

Given by people who also had a past to shed

Maybe all along I wasn’t running away

Just finding the place I was truly meant to lay

My home was always in the distance

I’m surprised by how many times I missed it

My walls that were once filled with thorns

Are now adorned with flowers that never mourn

Rays of lights that shine through the dark

Hearts that are filled with a magical spark

I can’t believe I was so blind

Maybe all I needed was some time

Home is where my heart stays

With the people that make my life blaze

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83 Reviews

Points: 187
Reviews: 83

Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:14 pm
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AriesBookworm wrote a review...

Your house could have the most expensive decorations in the world, but if you live with people who never make the time for you or do not love you then that makes your expensive home one that you despise. You hate having to go home every day. Your house could be small and modest and it could be one of your most favorite places in the world. That is, if you have people who love you inside of it. If you have people who love you then you will pay no mind to the expensive house you pass every day. Now, there is a third option, you could live alone in either house and be happy if you enjoy your own company. If you do not like being lonely, however, then fill your house with people you love. You will not regret it.

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Points: 51
Reviews: 9

Mon Apr 04, 2022 3:39 pm
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Jasperbiscuitt wrote a review...

This poem was so relateable and so beautiful! I really enjoyed learning about similar experiences from someone else's viewpoint. I find it hard sometimes in life to take what people tell me about their problems and actually consider them as something truly troubling. As a selfish human, I often push past other peoples issues in order to try to convey my own. I loved reading your poem and realizing it is a real experience that you've felt through. Thank you! You're doing so well.

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Points: 6713
Reviews: 130

Thu Mar 31, 2022 2:26 am
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Stellarjay wrote a review...

Hello LiviK,
I hope this review reaches you well.
Your poem reads very much like a journal or a diary. It also felt like a conversation between two intimate friends. The narrator seems sad and reminiscent of a past that wasn’t quite right. But then reflecting on how they feel loved and safe in this new chapter of their life. The word “home” seems to encompass a lot more than a building, for the narrator it seems to also mean love, compassion, safety and happiness. With that in mind, the poem holds a lot more weight and meaning.
One of my favorite lines in this poem was this one:

My walls that were once filled with thorns
Are now adorned with flowers that never mourn

I feel like it sums up all of the narrator’s feelings during their journey to this home, which I really loved.
I really loved this poem, it was so gentle and such a joy to read. Your voice really came through the lines and it was just filled with emotion and feeling. Also the rhymes in the lines were so clever and natural! I loved them a lot. Anyway, I hope this review was helpful, if you have any questions feel free to ask. Keep on writing and have a great rest of your day!

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Points: 120
Reviews: 571

Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:30 pm
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vampricone6783 wrote a review...

I believe this poem is from your POV.You left a toxic relationship and found people worth your time.These good people were like home to you.Their love helped you shine in light that was formally suppressed.Home is not a structure,but a feeling.At least,that’s what I interpret this poem to be.I hope that you have a lovely and amazing day and night.

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