Writing Samples

Uncertain and unsteady
Versatile and vagrant
All the adjectives I could find
To describe a home that is never a destination

Not two parents nodding at you
Nor a lover holding your hands
A home that is not a house
A shipwreck in a troubled sea

What if home is the in-between
The almost there, but not quite?
If you ask me what a home is
I would point to the churning waves

The fearsome realization
In the eyes of a sailor
When he knows, for certain
That this is all there ever was

This vexed ocean
His palms clutching
These waters his treasure
This illusion his home”



My name is Mariam, and I’ve been writing ever since I was 8. My passion for writing has developed since I found that written words were the only medium through which I could truly express myself.

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3 thoughts on “Writing Samples

  1. What is a home and what do we want for a home? An interesting subject and I like the sailor reference at the end. I partly identify with the sailor since for me home is simply where you are at any time, so I have had homes both sides of the Pond but have retired to enjoy one side 🙂 🙂

  2. A good read. Keep it up

  3. Beautiful, the words really tugged on the heartstrings.

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