It Should be like Coming Home

It should be like coming home
You’ve been away so long and the roads been hard
It should be like coming home
The nights you’re all alone, just you and your thoughts to haunt you
It should be like coming home
The days have been spent searching for the unknown
It should be like coming home
The people you meet along the way sprinkle the trip with laughter and woe
It should be like coming home
You scan your heart for answers, always looking within, the roadmap there from the beginning
It should be like coming home
The harder you search the more the terrain is blurred
It should be like coming home
Fear grabs you like a prisoner to isolate and shame
It should be like coming home
You know the way but see caution signs at every turn
It should be like coming home
Finally, on your knees and a river of tears you board the boat. The life jacket is discarded with much distress, hanging onto the tangible while hiding from the light. It’s there, it’s there, just around the bend. Beyond your reach but in your soul is comfort for you to know.
It should be like coming home
Bruised and battered you arrive on the final leg, the journey nearly over. The path is strewn with casualties, the ones that don’t believe. They won’t get up and walk on faith as if their limbs were bound. They can’t see past the darkness that covers like a cloud.
It should be like coming home
Patiently waiting, home is there. You know it’s true, so why the constant struggle as if you never knew?
He promises a ticket, an itinerary too, just release control and then you’ll know it will be like coming home.

~Alora Groshong 11/2003

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