Paul Ogbuigwe


Blue Old House - Poem by Paul Ogbuigwe

I see home again
The old stains still remain.
Spent twelve years on the road,
Seeking knowledge to decipher life's code.
But memories of my home
Hold more sway than old tomes
So back home I've returned
To sooth my aching heart.

The old house still stands
Welcoming with open hands.
Impervious to the passage of time
She stands proud as a model in prime.
Saving herself year after year,
Though occasionally shedding a mossy tear
For her stone-hearted lover
Off chasing dreams without her.
But now I'm home with a smile,
I'll be staying for a little while.

Topic(s) of this poem: home, house, journey, nostalgia, travel


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by my return to the house of my childhood after 12 years and many tears had passed.

Comments about Blue Old House by Paul Ogbuigwe

  • Chinedu Dike (9/8/2015 6:46:00 PM)


    Home - heaven for beginners, there's no place like home. A lovely tale of blissful journey back to the root, elegantly penned in poetic diction with beautiful rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing Paul and do remain blessed. Please read my poem THE OBSESSIVE AGONY OF LUST. (Report) Reply

    Paul Ogbuigwe Paul Ogbuigwe (9/27/2015 4:12:00 PM)

    I am deeply grateful for your kind words. I will absorb your poem and leave my thoughts on your page.

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  • Rajnish Manga (8/31/2015 8:49:00 PM)


    Its a great feeling coming back home after a long time when it welcomes with open arms 'Though occasionally shedding a mossy tear': But now I'm home with a smile / I'll be staying for a little while / So back home I've returned / To sooth my aching heart. (Report) Reply

    Paul Ogbuigwe Paul Ogbuigwe (9/2/2015 9:36:00 PM)

    Thank you very much, I appreciate such encouragement from you.

  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (8/31/2015 7:03:00 PM)


    In twelve years old road seeking life's code is really very amazing and interesting in sharing. Wisely drafted and shared. (Report) Reply

    Paul Ogbuigwe Paul Ogbuigwe (9/2/2015 9:39:00 PM)

    I am pleased that you like my poem and grateful for your compliment

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015



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