Poetry on Odyssey: Homesick
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Poetry on Odyssey: Homesick

A poem that embodies the feeling of homesickness.

Poetry on Odyssey: Homesick
Kayla Resler

Sitting on my couch,

I look around the room.

The only sound is my breathing,

I hope I can go home soon.

Home to the sounds of life and laughter,

to the feeling of overwhelming love.

Home to companionship and family,

to where I am truly loved.

Here I am all alone,

Fighting the darkness that surrounds.

My stomach turns at the feeling of longing,

For the feeling of my mother's hug.

I need the all-encompassing love that only my family can bring,

I need it like I need the air in my lungs.

But until I can get there,

Until I am free,

I must fight through the homesickness that surrounds me.

So I am sorry for the frequent calls,

Even though I know you love them too.

I am sorry for the late-night texts,

They come when I am thinking of you.

I am sorry that I have been gone so long,

Just know that I love you and can't wait to come home.

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