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Poem – Hearth and Home

I have always loved the poetry of Yates, Henley, and others. Lately I’ve been taking notes (mostly in my head) of the poems I read and what I want to express.

It’s funny, actually watching the movie “Moana” with my children (as well as reading the Viking sagas) has nurtured this flame of desire to write poetry.

“Hearth and Home” is about my dedication to protecting my family. So simple, yet in this day in age seems so foreign, even counter-cultural based on what I’ve been seeing in the media.

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HEARTH AND HOME

Whilst my family slumbers
I lay resting but ready
The clock glaring with red numbers
My breathing and heart steady.
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Whilst my children play on our street
I stand calm but alert
Though most are kind that we meet
I am prepared to protect my offspring from hurt.
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Let the evils of the world swarm
Wherever we may roam
I will be the righteous storm
Defending hearth and home.