family helped to build it from
ground, as the spirit of
was all I could see and feel
the beauty of our homecoming
place where we got baptized
truth is never disguised.
when you start to roam
know you will always have a home.
generation to generation
handle every situation.
know that by the love of God
here you can make a brand new start.
beautiful to hear your heart sing
at your homecoming.
could go on forever, but what I really
to say is Happy Homecoming Day.
B. Strickland is the history/social sciences clerk, Memphis
Public Library and Information Center. His poetry has appeared
at Poetry.com and the Orange Mound Connection.
Donald B. Strickland