Where the heart belongs 2/2
"Safety", I was told. A home is where you're safe....why weren't we safe here?
But it didn't matter, because within a short month, I kissed it goodbye, and my last farewell, while I watched new faces walk in like intruders as they unloaded their packages and spreading joy, perhaps, they found home in the house which was stripped from all the memories I grew up with.
I travelled a rather long distance, in search for another home. To a foreign country I wasn't allowed to call my own. From the first day till last, I was a refugee, an intruder, an outcast.
I was greeted by lush green grass, blooming flowers, and a dazzling sun upon my head as I walked for the first time in our new house. I loved the beauty, the serenity, the endearment, tranquility built in that house.
But it was since that day our family couldn't be together as one for longer than a month. Which tore me, made me impatient and question...if I'd ever call a house a home, without someone missing. And from that day onwards, it didn't matter, how many houses I shifted, how many planes I traveled on or how many miles I walked on, in search of a home.
It off course, wasn't long before I was told, I had to go back, for education to my birth place. A place I'd grown far apart, a place whose circumstances drifted my family apart, a place I'd started to become fearful of...
I sit here now, in my new house, I think about those memories I spent in this country, in the house at corner of the street, my first words and steps...
The only home I'd ever accepted. With a house filled with a whole family, love and joy growing in between the broken ceilings and stairway.
I found my answer now, it doesn't matter, how far I drift apart. Home shall be the place where I am. Home, will reside in my heart. With my success and failure. Happiness and tears. Joys and fears. Home is within me...and I'll carry it wherever I go.
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