Francis Duggan

The Place You Call Home - Poem by Francis Duggan

We all have a place that we like to call home
To the Athenian it is Athens and to the Roman it is Rome
To the one born in Bombay his or her home Bombay
Though from their home city they may live far away

The place you call home by your birth circumstance
To the Londoner it is London to the Parisian it is Paris in France
To the Melbournian it is Melbourne and when you ask the New Zealander from Rotorua
Where is your home place the answer will not be Kathmandu

To the Leningradian it is Leningrad and to the Baghdadian it is Baghdad
Though to be living far from there he or she may feel glad
To the Buenosairean it is Buenos Aires and to the migrant from Rio home as Rio does remain
And to the migrant Barcelonian their home is Barcelona in Spain

Where they are born and raised most consider to be their home place
And this applies to people of every gender, creed and race
To the person from Toronto it is Toronto and to the New Yorker it is New York
And home place to me is always Millstreet in County Cork.

Topic(s) of this poem: home

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 26, 2016

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