Longlisted Poem 2012

Mary Dodd

Princes Risborough School, Buckinghamshire

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At that moment, we searched for Home
For freedom, for emancipation;
They do say that all roads lead to Rome.

We found the shore awash with foam
In our own verisimilar Barnegat of a location;
At that moment, we searched for Home.

Our hair flew wildly without restraining comb
We fell into delighted exhilaration;
They do say that all roads lead to Rome.

We were isolated from a single radome
Shielded possessively from modern civilisation;
At that moment, we searched for Home.

Among the legendary our minds would roam
And experience dramatic maturation;
They do say that all roads lead to Rome.

Here we’d develop an educated tone,
Aberystwyth was ours by academic invitation;
At that moment, we searched for Home –
They do say that all roads lead to Rome.
© Mary Dodd

Project Details

  • Date February 4, 2015
  • Tags 2012 Voyages - Longlisted Poems