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    Posted: 09 Feb 2012 at 5:59pm
I was leafing through an Age Uk magazine and found a poem.  It is very pertinent to me because I am left in a large house that is too big for me and everyone says I should sell it when I can but I have been here 37 years .  Memories of my other half are everywhere and its my home.

This word can mean so many things to many people too,
When someone speaks this little word what does it mean to you ?

Perhaps a stony croft upon a windswept Yorkshire moor
Or country cottage with a porch and roses by the door .

A homely fire, the kettles song, a rug of tapestry
A curled up cat upon your lap and buttered toast for tea.

The days work oer , the journey done, the turning of a key
And' Welcome' writ upon the mat , a smiling face to see.

No matter what, no matter where, that special place may be
To some it says a quiet place, to others family.

In one small flat there is no fire, nor welcome at the door
A cupboard  bare, an empty chair ,the trappings old and poor.

Yet still she smiles at memories and spares no time to grieve
And tells herself, that come what may, she'll never ever leave.

If sometimes you get restless feet and feel the urge to roam
What does it mean when someone says - the commonplace word - 'Home'.

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