Marilyn Shepperson

Rookie (4th September 1949 / Hounslow. Middx)

Homecoming - Poem by Marilyn Shepperson

He gets off the train, suitcase in hand
Walks through the station, hails a taxi
As they drive through the town, towards his home
He sits, staring out of the window
Wondering, Will she still be there
Will she welcome him, he's been away so long
Far longer than he had originally said
Will she even remember him, ah there's the crunch
He closes his eyes to remember all
The good times they'd enjoyed together
Will the good times come again
The taxi pulls up outside the house
He alights, pays the driver, walks up the path
His mother opens the door at his ring
She hugs him and kisses him, so glad
That he is safe and home once more
His father self-concious, shakes his hand, pats his back
Then they both stand aside as she
Finally enters the room, like a queen
And stands looking at the man, she adores
He looks back at her, too full to speak
But then with a cry, he flings his arms around her
As she rubs her face against his cheek
I've missed you so much, he murmurs sincerely
As he gazes into the big brown eyes
Of his dog

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Comments about Homecoming by Marilyn Shepperson

  • Susan Williams (9/11/2018 7:45:00 PM)

    made me smile but really the first 3/4 of poem were excellent as a short story (Report)Reply

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  • (10/12/2006 9:27:00 AM)

    I LIEK DIS PEOM SO MUCH IT MAEKS ME FEL SO GUD I LUV IT SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHH :) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, October 3, 2011


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