The feeling when coming home is captured in the beautiful poem written by Khola Hawa. This poem reflects her thoughts when she comes back to what she calls “your own conscience.”
The poem reflects the thoughts of Khola about that what she searched for. At least, so it seems. The metaphor of a turbulent sea reflects a time of despair and unrest. It is that moment when she felt at ease from the chaos that tormented her soul.
Homecoming means returning home. In her poem, home isn’t a house or place where you live. It is that comfortable feeling about something that seems common but is, in fact, something that is outstanding. Outstanding is also a good way to describe this beautifully written poem by Khola.
“It was written on homecoming. Here ‘homecoming’ means: returning back to your own conscience. Accept your sins, leave your turbulent chaos and try to find peace within yourself.”
I have left shores of turbulent sea
and have walked home
back to my soul,
I no longer seek challenges
riding the rattling waves,
I have learned to seek
happiness in the shadows
of your exploding memories
embracing you have given
my parched lips
a taste of divine nectar,
A single gaze from your eyes
froze time whiffing back life
to my lifeless cadaver.
Khola publishes her work on Instagram, where she uses the pen name Ten of Cups (Ten_of_Cups).
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