A House or a Home - an awesome poem

Hi again, I love this poem. I have used it for so many purposes, inc. special weddings cards and posters, and even for my counselling clients to take home... I thought I might share it with you, too. It is worth striving for the most wonderful home possible!!!

The walls of a house may be built of wood,

its foundations of brick or of stone;

but a genuine home is an exquisite thing,

for it’s built of heartthrobs alone.

The price of a house may be reckoned at once,

and paid with a handful of gold;

but the price of a home very few can compute,

and that price they have never yet told.

The rooms of a house may be stately and grand,

their adornment a triumph of art;

but beauty of home is the final result

of the toil of an unselfish heart.

A house may be burned, may be sold or exchanged,

nor the loss of one’s peace interfere;

but the loss of a home - how it crushes the heart! -

for our homes we all love and revere.

Of houses a man may possess many scores,

yet his lack of a home cause despair;

but an honourable couple, in a home filled with love, must be counted a true millionaire.

Adapted from J.H. Sykes


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