Which hometown do I talk about?

Do I talk about the green grass of home
or of roads that meandered along the creek
about sand under my feet shining like chrome
or the tears of memory that run down my cheek?

Of happy days riding the rickshaws and horse drawn carriages
or of the forced arranged marriages
of sunsets that melted your heart
or about the time when you are torn apart

And come to a new hometown!

Where snow covers the earth with spotless white
where smiles of my children shining and bright
show me a new world, and a new hearth
where the land gives in abundance and mends a broken heart?

Which hometown do I talk about?

ZSA April 2nd 2014 NPM.


ZSA April 2nd 2014. NPM.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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10 Responses to HOMETOWN

  1. digitalgranny says:

    You talk of where your heart is and it is with both.
    You are blessed to love so much with so many beautiful memories.
    Have a wonderful week.

  2. Vivek says:

    This is beautiful. They say home is where the heart is, in our case, there is a piece of our heart left in each of these places…

  3. Zakiah says:

    Thank you. I will go there soon.

  4. This is so beautiful.
    I always think of “home is where your heart is”… 🙂
    To have good memories in more than one hometown is wonderful.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  5. jeweliedeer says:

    lovely, Zakiah.
    i have missed your poetry so much.
    i can’t even express in words eloquently enough — all i can say is it is lovely

  6. jeweliedeer says:

    Reblogged this on jeweliedeer and commented:
    i adore this from Zakiah.

  7. Zakiah says:

    Thank you Jewels. I have missed you, and wish you could come back to Xanga. Think about it, we are still very close to each other and think of all the old friends we have had in the past. So if you return, we will be so much richer.

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