I'm Home by Carl Joseph Roberts

I’m pleased to introduce Carl Joseph Roberts. He has submitted a lovely poem, I would like to showcase this month. 

Born, and raised just outside of Columbus, Ohio, he comes from a long family line of Police Officers, and currently is continuing on in that tradition. He also invests in homes, rehabs and re-sells them.  He has one child, his greatest accomplishment in life, who is now grown, and attending college. His grandfather introduced him to poetry, and it is now one of his biggest passions. Please support this very talented poet. You can see other works of his at http://hellopoetry.com/carl-joseph-roberts/

I’m Home

I got my own place today
And I did this without you
Turned the key and unlocked the door
And saw an empty room

The empty room reminded me
That although you won't be there
I'll have the chance to fill the room
With memories I'll hold dear

I can paint the walls in colors
Bright and pleasing to my eyes
Cover up past pain and hurt
Now knowing I'll survive

I can look out each new window
Or look in and see the view
And never see a memory
Of the times I spent with you

I will hang my pictures on the walls
And let your memory fade from view
Now rearrange my future
And allow for something new

This new place I have I will call home
Where new memories will be made
And it all began when I turned that key
As I walked in today

I'm Home

Posted on August 5, 2014 .