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"I miss my home of McKinney, Texas."  A poem by John J. Rigo

“I miss my home of McKinney, Texas.” A poem by John J. Rigo

It was a bitter bullet to my heart.
I miss McKinney, Texas.
It was my home for over 44 years.
I miss my home.
 
It was the dream home of a slum kid
born and raised in the jungles of New York City.
It was a dream fulfilled.
Its sweeping views.
Vast expanses of hardwood floors.
 
Its main jewel
A sparkling huge pool of diamonds.
A view that greeted me each morning
from my bedroom window
amidst a majestic view of sky
upon a golf course.
 
I miss my home of thirteen years.
It seems like a dream now
as I sit among these many acres
on a farm
in the middle of nowhere.
 
I miss the dozens of hand waves
from passing cars
as I mowed my lawn.
I miss the gal who ran by my home
each morning with a bright smile
and a kind word.
 
Now before me
lies an FM Road
with old beaten pick-up trucks
driving too fast.
Throwing their trash
before our gate.
 
I miss my home of
McKinney, Texas.
Loneliness is a bitter bullet.
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