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They say home is where your heart is.

Right now I wonder

if that means I am away from home,

lost on the road

between here and there,

or that I am

homeless.

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:iconscreechingbanshee:
screechingbanshee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels
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:iconwilliamdallwitz:
WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
and always found rêves unanimoses
rêves non désirés
im Altstadt singt eine Geige
des Fluchts, im Nebel und Hochzeit
der Ausbruch
до свидания, mon ami, до свидания
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:iconmr-chan:
MR-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true and very sad. I love it.
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:iconenslavedsphinx:
enslavedsphinx Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
just go home!
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:iconhypnothalamus:
hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
nothing to do with that
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samarakoon11 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a great poem.
it make me think.
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WhisperingWillow19 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this piece. I relate to it quite well. Though I feel that many people, myself included feel that way more than once within their lifetimes. Wonderful work, I quite enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for sharing.


~Fang.
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JTKfangirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I am far from home
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TsunadeShirahime Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student
I constantly live feeling like this. It's not cool..
Great poetry by the way. I love it. :)
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:iconstrawberrycreamswirl:
I wrote a poem in the beginning of the year in school about who I truly was and because my parents are from somewhere else, I am culturally the same as them but by birth I am an American, I sometimes fight with my parents because they tell me I am not an American but it brings me a lot of interest knowing that my teacher describes me "lost in two worlds" and my parents who call me a "fool". :) I like your poem.
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bundle-w Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I tend to see the concept of homesickness as being tied to that of nostalgia: for friends, for that special person, for home. Your poem's apparent simplicity is a great springboard for depth.
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RainyInANutshell Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this a lot! :D
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Hinai-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Actually something I think about a lot at the moment. I study kinda far away from home and I really miss my family. I life in a dorm and my flatmates are nice and all, but I don't really connect with them. I miss the family kind of social contact. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and think I am at home and when I realize it I am not I get really sad... But I chose to study far away by myself, so I guess it is something I just have to get used to.
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
sometimes you just need to find that person who makes you feel at home. then things get a lot better
but yeah sometimes you go far, for some reason, I also went away for studies, and some things are better than back home, others are worse... no matter what you do risks are always there
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I perfectly understand this feeling...
I'm very far from home at the moment, but I'm with the one I love and he's my home for I feel happy and safe with him. But I also miss my other home, the one with my friends and family, and I know that probably I'll soon have to choose which to love from far away...
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
for me that choice was always simple, I never find too much comfort in family and friends (even though I love them and they love me)
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I usually live well even far away from my family and friends, but I don't like the place where I'm now: I stay at home all day, in front of the computer, I don't have any friend here, nor reasons to enjoy my stay, except the fact that I'm with my love, but he works all day, so I don't see him much.
That's why I miss them so much.
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natalianinomiya Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I'm in a similar situation. I moved far away from the place I consider my home (Argentina), just to be with my significant other (at USA) so he could follow his dream. I like the place where I'm right now, but although I'm doing my best socializing, I'm an extremely shy person (and get nervous when I have to talk in English). So I'm trying to go out of my house when my husband is working, searching for activities that can help me with my situation. It is really important to go out, otherwise your mind can fall in a negative state. And I think that if the mind is in peace, anywhere can be your home.
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know, and you're right!
The problem is that I never thought this place (Belgium) would have been nice to live in. I came here only because my boyfriend is attending a master (about something that has nothing to do with his dreams and that he accepted only to please his parents) that was meant to last 4 months, and I wanted to try the experience of living together here for a short period (I'm italian).
Now he realized that only this master isn't enough to work (thing which could have been perfectly foreseen 4 months ago), so he's thinking about doing an internship here for 6 months.
In this 4 months I couldn't find a work (too short period for a work here) and anyways here is full of foreign people with amazing CVs that try to enter the European Union Institutions (the only way to work well here) and I'm not interested in doing that, nor I have the skills to compete with them.

I fucking hate this place: starting with the horrible weather (3 months of rain and grey skies). I want to go back home and go on with my personal projects and passions (since here I can't pursue any of my dreams nor hobbies) and I spend my days at home drawing to earn some money. I don't have time to go out, I only to it to go shopping and to go to the gym, and sometimes with some colleagues and friends from my boyfriend's master to have a beer all together.

But I can't keep on living like this, because there's no way my mind can find peace here.
And at the same time I can't go back and live hundred miles away from the person I love.
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natalianinomiya Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
That seems a problematic situation. But there is something positive about it, is that if you overcome all that problems together, the relationship will be stronger than before. It sounds like a typical phrase, but I can assure you that it's true. And is really important to "negotiate" the decisions, always, because as a couple your happiness is as important as his.
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes, we surely will negotiate and think about it!
I'm lucky to have a smart and sensitive boyfriend, so I'm sure that in some way we'll make through it!
Thank you for the support and the nice words!
I wish you all the best!
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Tsunami-Michael Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Short yet simple. I like it and it makes me think.
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Tsunami-Michael Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
They say that home is where the heart is but does that have to mean that your heart is with a place? My heart is with someone very dear to me, someone I can't be with just yet. I long for the day when I can be with them, I long for the day I can return home. One day soon, that time will come. Until then, I will keep walking, hoping to find the way home.
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hypnothalamus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
i'm talking about someone too, not about a place
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Tsunami-Michael Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I figured as much. I guess my earlier comment didn't really reflect that though. Sorry about that.
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trickmaster1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Simplistic but manages to deliver its message well and quickly, I like it a lot :D
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vilgoser Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true... so true
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PelicanBear Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So simple, yet both possibilities hurt
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