Rhyming Stories

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Summary

Poems your heart will cradle.

Genre:
Poetry
Author:
Robert R Sytnick
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
17
Rating:
4.8 25 reviews
Age Rating:
16+

My Homeward Wind

My restless soul gives into the call of the Homeward Wind. Thoughts of my youth and green acres, now flow within.

The countryside where I was born, along with my next of kin.My first kiss, my first love, and my tempted first sin.

Take me back. Take me back, My Homeward Wind.


The Homeward Wind calms my soul, and I give thanks, to ‘Thee.’ As the green acres of home have entrenched deeper within me.

The distant apple tree bears new fruit and still stands alone. The hidden robin nest filled with young, that have not yet flown.

The green grass of the meadows, now home to nature’s deer.As a doe can be seen in the midday sun, nursing her twins, without man’s fear.

A garter snake slithers on its way along last winter’s dried leaves. The new clover blossoms give call, to the hum of the feeding bees. The whisper of a whippoorwill as it sings in the distance, from the forest of pine trees.

The rusted plow stuck in its last furrow, now frozen in time.The old treehouse in the great oak that withstood natures time, and the boyhood memories I claim as mine.

The heart, I carved with my jack-knife into a cottonwood tree, I must find.Your initials and mine are forever locked, in love, like time. And now, I hear the sounds of a rippling brook that continually flows like a rhyme.

Sealed in my heart, and never to be set free. Oh, that first kiss you gave me under the cottonwood tree.

Take me back. Take me back, My Homeward Wind.


The tattered old farmhouse stands, but never lost its will.The Great Northern wind has taken its toll, as the old house weakens, yet stands still.

The blistering white paint and the broken glass that rests on the windowsill.The picket fence around the garden where my bike once leaned, has fallen at will.

Subtle sounds of a loose shingle unbuckle my spine, and I feel a chill.A look back to see a reflection from a broken mirror, in the bedroom where my mother lay, and first took ill.

The old house on the hill where I was born, begins to lose its will. And the Homeward Wind is silenced and now lies still.

The green grass of home has been calling me.And the first kiss I gave you under the cottonwood tree. Embeds, deep in my heart, and only you hold the key.

And carved in granite, on my stone, this my memory.As my ashes are carried by the Homeward Wind, always to be free.

Take me back. Take me back, My Homeward Wind.

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Sarah Luongo: I'm a big fan of the format of the book- the concept of incorporating poems and within the story and sectioning off periods of the story with each poem. It made it easier to read, and made the unimaginable easier to comprehend. What some people may skip over may be the most important part in this...

Ted Yellow: A beautiful collection of poems that come with random messages about life. The use of metaphor is amazing and adds to the overall beauty of the poems. A little more attention to the use of punctuation can make it even better!

Sir Nilo: What a remarkable book. Wonderful poems. I can relate to some. Thank you for this amazing book.

Fabia Scali-Warner: Wow. This works reminds me of Allen Ginsberg, and at times even Prevert. The arching storyline is interesting, but I loved the care given to every verse. What a gem!

BRITT252: This book is amazing!!! The poetry is so well written and it made me cry quite a few times. Definitely recommending this book to my friends!!!

Siana: I guess I just got this piece of writing just as it is

JessyGranada: Good read ❤

brOKen_gurl_here: I loved this book so much! I would read it when I was feeling any emotion, I would read it when I was supposed to be sleeping, I read this book because it had me on a hook. I love this book!

LoveVixxen: I can't wait for more. Great start, I'm hooked.

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