What is the meaning of this charged word
It brings up the gamut from warmth to absurd
A bosom we long for when far away
The nest provides freedom some license to play
Representing home burning coals warm heart
Enraging inspiring motivating your art
Familiarity being known a hated raw presence
Your heritage holds part of your essence
For blood relations the source is genetic
For some it’s held in relationships prophetic
Generating tumult and very strong emotions
A breakdown of boundaries even magic potions
Holding your ethnic and sacred traditions
Your personal grounding in ancient religions
A place you’re visible for others to see
You learn who is you and who is me
When you are searching lost wandering spent
Where can you go and find where you went
A place to return hang with your clan
Rest in their holding learn who you am
Who is your family and what did they give you?
Do you return for the gift of their communion?
Do you embrace or shy away from their sacred gifts?
Are you ready to forgive them?
Do you know they were doing the best they could?
- Stewart Levine ©
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