My search for a peaceful abode,
took me to places distant and unfamiliar,
high mountains, alone and aloof,
verdant green valleys,
covered with a bed of fresh fragrant flowers,
cities with buildings touching the sky
and villas overlooking the oceans blue,
I found striking picturesque beauty,
but all lacking the soul I was searching for..
Making me return back to those old crooked lanes,
filled with the fragrant soil of past memories,
the creaking old wooden gate enclosing the weathered old house; my childhood home,
where even the time comes to a stand still
and I once again am safe and at peace...