Home Sweet Home Poems

Let these home sweet home poems remind you how wonderful it is to be home. The saying "home sweet home" is one that has been used by writers and poets to describe the feeling of home; the poems echo feelings of belonging and serenity.

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  1. At Home
    Poet: Bernard Barton

    Where burns the fireside brightest,
    Cheering the social breast?
    Where beats the fond heart lightest,
    Its humblest hopes possessed?
    Where is the hour of sadness,
    With meek-eyed patience borne,
    Worth more than those of gladness,
    Which mirth's gay cheeks adorn?
    Pleasure is marked by fleetness,
    To those who ever roam;
    While grief itself has sweetness
    At home sweet home.

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  3. Home Sweet Home
    Poet: Arthur Franklin Fuller

    Mother so dear —
    Dad I revere —
    Both in yon church-yard are sleeping;
    Old homestead gone,
    Kinsfolk all drawn,
    Far from old scenes memory's keeping;
    But while some may please,
    The world to roam,
    We'll choose the joys of "Home, sweet home."

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  5. Where The Heart Is Blest
    Poet: Ellwood Haines Stokes

    Ah! home, sweet home, oh! where
    Amid the wide world's glare.
    And pomp, and fashion, shall the spirit rest?
    Not in the dance or song,
    Where mirth her strains prolong,
    But home, sweet home, is where the heart is blest.

    O yes! 'tis ever so.
    Home must the fond heart go,
    When weary with the earth, its pride, and sin;
    But what makes home — the walls
    Where memory recalls
    Fond forms, and faces here no longer seen?

    Home halls, familiar bowers.
    Soft music and sweet flowers.
    Are solemn mockeries, if there be not there.
    Affection's holier choice.
    The dear, familiar voice.
    That greeted us with welcomes everywhere.

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  7. The Sweetest Word On Earth Is Home
    Poet: John Imrie

    The sweetest word on earth is home,
    To loving hearts most dear;
    Where'er our footsteps seek to roam,
    Home thoughts are ever near.
    The mem'ries sweet of life's spring-day
    Keep fresh and green forever,
    Like fragrant flowers they scent the way
    Adown life's winding river.

    The dearest spot beneath the skies
    Is that we call "our home!"
    'Tis there we look with longing eyes,
    Though o'er the earth we roam!

    Our homes may be where mountains rise
    Like dark-green clouds to Heaven;
    Or where the valley-lily lies
    Our humble lot be given;
    Or on an island of the sea
    Oft by the tempest prest:
    No matter where our homes may be,
    To each that home is blest.

    The strongest love within man's breast
    Is love of life and home;
    Like fledglings hovering round their nest
    Our thoughts encircle home;
    Our years may reach three-score-and-ten,
    And full of changes be,
    Yet scenes of home will haunt us then
    When life was pure and free.

    Where love hath cast her golden spell
    And kindest deeds are done,
    Where loving hearts unite to dwell,
    'Tis heaven on earth begun;
    Then cherish home with jealous care
    And let not strife prevail;
    Thus for our "heavenly home" prepare,
    Secure within the vail.

  8. Our homes can be like our heaven on earth. And how we live can prepare us for our future home in heaven. Let these heaven poems remind you of your future home which will be more than we can imagine.

  9. Home, Sweet Home
    Poet: John Howard Paine

    Mid pleasure and palaces though we may roam,
    Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
    A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there.
    Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere.
    Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
    There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

    An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
    Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
    The birds singing gayly, that came at my call-
    Give me them — and the peace of mind, dearer than all!
    Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
    There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

    I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild,
    And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,
    As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door
    Thro' the woodbine, whose fragrance shall cheer me no more.
    Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
    There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

    How sweet 'tis to sit 'neath a fond father's smile.
    And the caress of a mother to soothe and beguile!
    Let others delight mid new pleasure to roam,
    But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home.
    Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
    There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

    To thee I'll return, overburdened with care;
    The heart's dearest solace will smile on me there;
    No more from that cottage again will I roam;
    Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
    Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
    There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

  10. Reading this poem reminds me of Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz. She was so happy to be finally home.  Sometimes what is right in front of us makes us the happiest, but to realize that we have to leave and then return. Be encouraged by these quotes about being happy.

  11. A Home
    Poet: Henry VanDyke

    I read within a poet's book
    A word that starred the page:
    "Stone walls do not a prison make,
    Nor iron bars a cage! "

    Yes, that is true; and something more
    You'll find, wherever you roam,
    That marble floors and gilded walls
    Can never make a home.

    But every house where Love abides,
    And Friendship is a guest,
    Is surely home, and home-sweet-home:
    For there the heart can rest.

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We hope these poems have reinforced the thought that "home sweet home" is a place where people care about you not about what you have or what you do.

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