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Missing Home
Patricia Williams



Alone in a faraway place
with no one to share thoughts

and no one to share mutual memories,
despondency flourishes.    

Missing the familiar,
I look at the moon and feel comforted,

knowing my loved ones

see the same light overhead.


This poem first appeared in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar.
Used here with the author’s permission.



Patricia Williams and her husband live in central Wisconsin amid farm fields and abundant wildlife. She began writing poetry after retiring from 32 years of teaching Art and Design. Poetry, she feels, is painting with words, both using the same design principles. Patricia's work appears in many journals and anthologies, and she is the author of The Port Side of Shadows, a poetry chapbook about her travels, and Midwest Medley: Places & People, Wild Things & Weather, which received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her most recent book is Rejection to Acceptance: 57 Poems That Finally Made It, a collection of poems with commentary. All of the poems in the book were eventually published, but were initially rejected--three, four, even five times. "It's the old theme of ...If at first you don't succeed," says Patricia. "I am a determined (stubborn!) person."


Post New Comment:
I've felt those feelings...beautifully stated.
Posted 04/19/2016 08:59 AM
Lovely. The same sun shines on all, warming the heart.
Posted 04/17/2016 05:30 PM
I love this!
Posted 04/17/2016 01:07 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful sentiment.
Posted 04/17/2016 10:38 AM
Posted 04/17/2016 05:49 AM
This is simply beautiful.
Posted 04/17/2016 04:09 AM

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