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home - where my heart is

Updated on July 18, 2012
puss eating faster
puss eating faster | Source

old fur in bowl eats

soft silver red body aches

warily looking

puppy darts nearby

hovers waiting salivates

puss to sate hunger

finding sunny spot
finding sunny spot | Source

pup leaps in cat moves

away to find warm sunny

spot in room corner

snowy cockatiel

perches on a willow branch

high in cage watching

snowy on high branch
snowy on high branch | Source

nibbles on seed bell

listens to every sound

cocks his head peering

through the bars safely

shrouded no vision impaired

flutters feathers fly

curtains closed, table set
curtains closed, table set | Source

grandson chattering

plates clattering in kitchen

chef preparing food

TV sounds and light

curtains closing for the night

day draws to a close

on bed cat napping
on bed cat napping | Source

quietness descends

everything slowing down

child in bed near sleep

bird wings, tucked in head

puppy curled in crate and bed

old puss sleeps by feet

in bed, we snuggle

under doona and blanket

sleep enfolds all in



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    • Johanna Baker profile imageAUTHOR

      Johanna Mary Elisabeth Baker 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Thanks for your lovely feedback Bobbi, we now have a new kitten called Paddington and he is an American Curl, named for the curve of his ears, and he is so funny. He loves to play with water when it is running and he pats it with his paws...very funny to watch...he doesn't seem to mind getting his head wet when he ducks under the flow to attempt to 'catch' it.

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      So beautifully written---words from the heart. My animals are my pride and joy---each with it's own personality---and so funny to watch.

      Life would be dull without our animals and writing---expecially for me since I do not have children.

      I have six nephews so I feel they are part mine also.

      Thanks for sharing you beautiful poem with us.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

    • Johanna Baker profile imageAUTHOR

      Johanna Mary Elisabeth Baker 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Thank you Marlene for your kind comment

    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      Another fine poem! The photos are wonderful acompaniments.

    • Johanna Baker profile imageAUTHOR

      Johanna Mary Elisabeth Baker 

      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Thank you for your lovely comment Denise...there has to be somewhere that is a place of sanctuary in the world and home is it for me

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      What beautiful sentiments about home--yes, certainly where the heart resides. Your poem reflects a cozy environment of familiarity and love. Very sweet.

    • DFiduccia profile image


      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Beautiful collection!

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      How lovely, in word and imagery, to start the morning! My two year old granddaughter loved the "ahhh, kitty" and the tweet tweet! In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • Nat Amaral profile image

      Nat Amaral 

      6 years ago from BC Canada

      Awwwww...such a sweet poem! It brought back so many memories. A beautiful piece. You're clearly an animal lover.

    • snowdrops profile image


      6 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Its beautiful Johanna! I loved reading it!


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