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What makes a residence a home,

does it have to be a house?

If that is a criterion to pass the test,

then it would apply to a rat or a mouse.


Is a place considered a home to us,

if we own it ourselves, instead of rent?

Is it a factor of proprietary control,

or the designation in how our money is spent?


Can a travel trailer fit the bill,

or a mobile home, on wheels or blocks?

Does mobility remove it from our list,

or could we add a houseboat, tied to the docks?


My mountain tent serves its purpose,

when I spent a weekends camping in the park.

Because it was a temporary abode,

does that option leave it out in the dark?


Could a home be something other than man-made,

constructed of cement, metal, canvas, or wood?

Might it refer to anywhere people have lived,

regardless of how the structure stood?


Perhaps, this is a complicated question,

one that can’t be answered with poetry or rhyme.

But it does give us something to ponder,

so maybe we’ll find a good answer another time.


Images:   (Ma and Pa Kettle Home)



#poetry #life #residence #family #satire #living

‍*** Andre Davison is the writer of this satirical and/or informative post.  I do not own the rights nor am I connected with the Ma and Pa Kettle Movies. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty. I retain ownership rights over the materials used, except for images and those materials cited in links from other sites, which are beyond my control. Comments in this blog are our opinion. Thanks for visiting Relative Insanity!

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