Cedar Rapids: Home of my Heart

by Laurelle | April 25, 2018
Poetry Contest 2018

When once I said my heart in the mountains stayed

In truth at home was my heart laid

The place of my birth, my first breath, my first touch

A place where I love and am loved so much

Cedar Rapids, City of Five Seasons

And my lovely home for many reasons

My house is here, its tranquil serenity immortal in my heart kept

My home where many a time I laughed and wept

Here and there, where I wandered in nature's fold

And to the wind, the sky, the trees my every secret told

Bike trails where on summer days I meandered along

Riding alongside my brother, together singing a cheerful song

For the heart of the hometown is the home that thrives

The soul of the hometown is the song of lives

It is the Father, and family, and fellowship, and friends

With that in your grasp the joy never ends.

Cedar Rapids, City of Five Seasons

And my lovely home for many reasons

Best of all my family and my Lord are here

Those I love and hold so dear

My parents, my brother, welcome me home

While my Savior lives in my heart where'er I roam.

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