Poems

The Home-Coming

The rented flat was nothing more than a place to sleep at night for him,
With most of his days spent in the office or traveling to various locations across the world for work,
He hardly ever had time to stay in one place for more than two days at a time, even his own house.

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One thing he always prided himself on was how easily he adapted to new spaces, without much bother about how it looked or felt,
As long as he had his computer, a good internet connection, his earphones, and occasionally a book with him, he had everything he needed.
Things like food, decor, natural surroundings, sunsets, the hustle and bustle of people, etc, never mattered to him, neither did he bother to notice them.

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Having always moved around-the-clock, the lockdown was for him more than just about staying indoors,
It meant a pause, it meant life coming to a halt, it meant staying at one place for more than just a few days.
The work continued, but he missed the excitement that came with it.

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In the house, all day and with him having no choice but to use it for more than just sleeping,
He began noticing just how beautiful it was,
From the full-sized windows that opened to a spacious balcony garden, to the cozy swing chair and bookshelf next to it,
From the vintage chairs and tea table to the plush sofa and four-poster bed,
Each space became an assigned spot for either, working, reading, working out, having meals, or just basking in the sun,
From someone who never bothered about his surroundings, had now become a man who looked forward to picking a spot for everything.

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The rented house finally became a space he loved to spend time in, as he not only did his professional work, but even cooked, cleaned, read books, tended to the plants, watched TV, and had time to connect with friends and family.
Each corner became a loved spot, as he finally came to understand the phrase ‘Home Sweet Home’

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