Francis Duggan

You May Live - Poem by Francis Duggan

You may live in London, New York, Paris or Rome
But always for you there's a place they call home
The place where you first looked on the light of day
Though from where you now live this might be far away

You may live in Melbourne, Christchurch or Capetown
Far from the old streets you often walked up and down
And where you now live you do not call home today
Home to you is that old town far away

You may live in Dublin, Toronto or Rio in Brazil
Or Beijing or Tokyo, or from where you call home further still
And home where the heart is to you does apply
From where you now live many miles of sky

You may live in Hanoi, Delhi or Bombay
From where you were born and raised far away
But the nostalgia for what was in you does remain
Just to visit the place that you call home again.

Topic(s) of this poem: home

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 10, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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