I wrote this around Christmas time. O.o;; I'd forgotten I had it on my hard
drive! Well, here it is, only slightly revised. :)

I noticed, in "Reflections" that Sanosuke mentioned something about Kenshin
"not having to remember" and also, that Kenshin had trouble remembering
Sano's name. Sooo I came up with this little non-rhyming poem about Kenshin
making his way back to Kaoru before he dies.

Please, leave a review if you find the time. :) And also, I have several
new poems and short pieces of writing up. Thank you!

Home Is Where the Heart Is

I must...
I'm going...
My body aches
My soul is throbbing in my ears
And yet I endeavor
I struggle
I'm trying...
So hard...

One foot
Before the other...
One hand...
Using my sword
As a cane...
I'm moving forward
I must go faster
Before it's too late...

I can feel
My head...
It hurts
Like I've never hurt before
I feel...
Weak...
Like I might not make it
In time...

I can't remember
All I want to
Memories dance
On the edge of my mind
Something I can't quite touch
But they're in front of me
Like a dimming torch...
There's not much time...

There's one face in my head
One name...
On my lips
I can't say it
I can't breathe it
But her name stands out
Like the fire burning
Bright in my mind

I'm trying to remember
The way there
My body
It moves...
Of its own accord
Without direction
Each road it takes
Where am I going again?

I want to rest
But my feet keep moving
As if there's...
No time to lose...
And I know
Deep within
That this is what
I need to do...

Cherry blossoms
Land in my hair
And I gaze upward
At the lovely trees
Above me
I pick up a delicate bloom
And hold it close
Trying to remember...

Her name is in my heart...
Her face is in my mind...
And I know I can remember
I know I know
I'm thinking...
I close my eyes
And my memories
Start to fall...

I try to grasp at what is left
I grab as best I can
I feel weak, I feel feeble
What has happened to what I once was?
With the blossom in hand
I start forward again
And I turn around
Another bend in the road...

A woman stands before me
Her hand on her mouth
And the face in my head
Matches hers.
I know there are other people
I used to know
Used to cherish
But I can't seem...
To remember...who they were

I look at the blossom in my hand...
And at the woman in the road
And I know who she is...
My eyes widen,
For I am glad to glimpse her again
I think...
I know...
I miss her...

I'm tired and sick...
And I would run to her if I could
But she runs to me
And catches me before I fall...
And I know not why...
But two small words come to mind...
"My sheath"
And a feeble smile comes to my face.

I know I've not much time...
She calls my name
And I try to answer...
But I've no strength...
I am tired...and I wish to sleep
I couldn't remember where I was going before
But now the word comes to mind...
Though it won't roll off my tongue...

With this thought in mind
I try to open my eyes
I want to tell her, I want her to know
That I've come back to her; to our son...
I've traveled so long...
But before I sleep I must tell her...
"I'm finally...
Home..."

-By: Kitten Kisses

I kind of like this piece that I've done (for once). I'm not sure that many
people will take to it, but I tried, I can say that. =) And hey, thanks for
reading!

BIO:: UPDATED MAY 19TH, 2004!