You Don't Know Home: Amazing Poem of Hope: About Love Leaving Home: A Life Circle.
Being Proud of Who You Are.
You Don’t Know Home: Amazing Poem of Hope: About Love Leaving Home: A Life Circle, by Pearldiver. This may relate to any country in the world, as irrespective of nationality, people leave home to travel and experience the sights, cultures and lifestyles of other countries. However, most never forget their homelands and carry that national pride with them wherever they go.
‘You Don’t Know Home’ is a poem of hope, that may have described how Ireland (as a parent) felt giving up so many of her children, to other countries and always hoping that they would never simply desert her, or forget the rich heritage that we are all given. This story also relates to Kiwis and Australians who for many years, like the Irish, have spread themselves throughout the world, in most every profession, country and culture.
It has for many years, been part of the general New Zealand culture, to study and work towards gaining industry or professional qualifications and then travel. We in New Zealand call this our ‘OE’ or Overseas Experience and part of that experience is just about going, to where? It does not usually matter; but inevitably the United Kingdom, USA, Europe, Asia, Africa or South America, will learn firsthand some aspects of ‘kiwi culture’ directly from kiwis on their OE. Hopefully, that experience will be a positive one.
Many people throughout the world are often surprised at how open and laid back New Zealanders and Australians are as people. We are generally quite close and share similar values and interests. That relationship was forged nearly a hundred years ago, during the First World War, when once there was hope that in the great war we wouldn't be slaughtered as we fought and died side by side in Turkey, France and Belgium in the trenches, thus developed a healthy and competitive respect for each other. So it is very common to find both groups traveling the same places, although the Kiwis prefer Marmite on their toast, as opposed to a substandard copy called Vegemite, which the Aussies prefer. Both nationalities are hugely sports minded. Both countries have an amazing broad spectrum of scenery, though we stole a march on Australia with films like Lord of The Rings. Well, it's far better when you are standing on the spot, in person and without digital enhancement (of the people - not the scenery). It is different around every corner and every corner is different.
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Welcome To New Zealand.
Just in case you think Kiwis and Aussies are arguing seriously.
Some Rivalry Facts: Although New Zealand has a far better rugby team called the All Blacks, Australians consider the best Race Horse ever, Phar Lap, as being their own; but in fact the horse was Made in New Zealand. Did I mention that both nationalities, within their collective Southern Hemisphere culture always ‘have each other on’ in a good natured way? In other words, they try to make a joke at the other party’s expense. We are extremely competitive (especially against each other) and we are both, as pioneers and warriors, the people who tend to roll up their sleeves and get the job done, irrespective of the difficulty of the job. We enjoy cold beer, great wine, BBQs, laughter and good company. I guess that is why Kiwis and Aussies get along together so well and attract those from other cultures who enjoy just being.
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Can You See Us? In NZ and Oz.. We Really Are Down Under!!
Take Care All Travelers.
Please enjoy ‘You Don’t Know Home’ it was written for all the sons and daughters, who eventually come home when they are hungry, or when they find that home is a pretty good place to be proud of. In NZ we have a native bird called the Tui. I have mentioned Tuis in the poem and I do that because they are unforgettable; in nature, appearance and in song.
Like Kiwis, they are a very special birds and are an excellent indicator that the local environment is a healthy one, by their presence and their amazing songs that highlight their ability to mimic other birds and of course; kangaroos.
Where ever you come from and where ever you are going to, always remember that the folks at home love you. Be Well and Take Care.
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* ‘You Don’t
Know Home.’ *
I took a feeling from your soul
I can’t paint it
Or explain it, in just a word
So I held your innocence to my heart
I tried to hold you from the plane
Though I always knew
Your journey, must now start
You don’t know home
Until you’ve heard the haunting call
Of tuis, just before the dawn
Singing goodbye to their lovers
Loyal to southern stars, a parting moon
No, you don’t know home
Until you’ve seen our green lands
And felt my hug, silently
I miss you, please, come home soon
Here, life is calling, I didn’t know
How to say, that I love you
Can’t you feel that in your heart?
I took that feeling from your soul
And as you’re leaving, I realized
Our pride, our love, will never let us part
Now go knock them out
In Milan and in New York
Enjoy your champagne
Sunsets in San Tropez
For I will always be here
Just for those, I really love
When you want a special place
When you really need, to get away
Because, you won’t know home
Until you’ve seen the green again
Heard the tuis, walked the beauty found
In our hearts, our arms, or an empty beach
But you’ll feel like coming home again
When you’ve seen the world and realized
That home is where the heart is
And this very special heart is, my love..
Never out of reach..
♥ Pearldiver ♥
And: Travelling to NZ.
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