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Writing poetry is a great way to express your feelings on a topic you're passionate about. Send us your poems for a chance to be published in a future issue of Downhome magazine.

 
 
A Fisherman’s life
I feel my dory lift under my feet
And the sun warms my face
And a cool breeze bows off the water
Bringing a slight mist of salty brine.
It reminds me why I row my boat out each morning.
The salt water I farm runs through my veins.
It gives me purpose in my life.
It is who I am and who my father was and his father before him.
We take only what
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Jason Howard
Elora,Ontario

(5 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Stan, the man, Rogers

Stan,the man,Rogers

A poet and troubadour of great renown
His life cut short at age thirty three
This gentle giant of lyrical fame
From airplane fire in Cincinnati

A pure resounding voice so fine
It held our sway with much
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John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



(5 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
Ode to my Old Man


Ode to My Old Man

The feelings strong they do run deep
It is for me a time of sorrow
The memories linger and oft repeat
You rest in peace with no tomorrow

You were a guide, a mentor too
And what I am I owe to you
I never knew til now, old man
Just how you influenced my final plan

When times were tough
You were always there... click to read more

John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia

(5 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Labrador Room
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Labrador Room

We have it easy these days without doubt
Our life so soft and free of clout
Sometimes I think we should pause to scope
Out how our ancestors had to cope

Those fishing families of bye gone yore... click to read more

John Cornick
Halifax, Nova Scotia



(5 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
Just a little sad~
Me, Moi, I; I'm a little sad
"Why, why you ask"?
Not going home this summer and that is bad
I'll miss the 'Beach', the 'Track' and the 'Trestle'
The 'Crab Legs', the Capelin' and the fresh 'Mussels'
I won't be going 'Up the Harbour and Down the Shore'
Nor having a 'Cup of Tea' with friends and more
I won't be goin' 'Around the Bay'
But my Mom is coming up, so that's OK~
Alicia "Celeste" Loughrey
Ajax/Ontario/Canada

(5 rating, 5 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Pretty Wild Roses

The pretty wild roses of my youth

Are the same pretty wild roses of today

I remember my mom and aunt picking a few

Setting them on their vanities for display

They have a strong fragrant odor that
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Alicia "Celeste" Loughrey
Ajax/Ontario/Canada



(5 rating, 5 votes)
 
 
 
Heros
You played with your dog, after a job well done.
Now he sits and waits for you.

You smiled as you led parades
Now we weep for you.

You patrolled our streets late at night.
Now we look over our shoulder.

You stood next to the cenotaph in November.
Now we lay flowers on your doorstep.

You wore your red serge with pride.
Now the red is your blood.

We stand together in disbelief.
Now you are gone.
Bruce Chappell
St Johns, Newfoundland

(5 rating, 4 votes)
 
 
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