Returning Home

A short poem based on the image shown
from a prompt from Writers Unite! – February 2019

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Returning Home
Poetry by Lynn Miclea


I glide into the room
Frosty coolness permeating the air
I circle around the chair
Trailing wispy, ghostly fingers
Along the seat and the back
Where I had taken my last breath
My body choking and gasping at the end
It had been a tough life

Remembering the heart attack
That finally set me free
Releasing me from my sick, earthly body
Floating weightless in misty light
A deep sense of peace
Greeted by my wife’s open arms
Warmth and love radiating from her
She had been waiting for me

Now one last good-bye to the chair
And I return to vast fields of flowers and euphoria
In a place of indescribable joy
And my wife’s warm embrace
Brilliant light
Endless love
Infinite peace

I am healed
I am whole
I am finally home


Copyright © 2019 Lynn Miclea. All Rights Reserved.


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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA is a writer, author, musician, Reiki master practitioner, and dog lover. Although she worked many different jobs throughout her life, she has always loved reading and writing, and one of her dreams was to become a professional writer. After retiring, Lynn further pursued her passion for writing, and she is now a successful author with many books published and more on the way. She has published books of fiction (thrillers, suspense, science fiction, paranormal, mystery, and romance), nonfiction (memoirs and self-help guided imagery), and children’s stories (fun animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, helping others, and being more than you ever thought possible). She hopes that through her writing she can help empower others, stimulate people’s imagination, and open new worlds as she entertains with powerful and heartfelt stories. Originally from New York, Lynn currently lives in southern California with her loving and supportive husband. Please visit her website at
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5 Responses to Returning Home

  1. Gwen Plano says:

    Wow, powerful writing. Beautiful and haunting!

  2. I loved this. Stark, haunting. Good work!

  3. Razni says:

    Great writing….

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