Blank Sweet Blank

your house

where is the area

cows like to nap?

chickens to roost?

ladybugs flap?

the one

that you run to,

stretch at,

and bat?

a site

that’s well-lighted

>vacant or not<

& fragrant

with bacon

the breadwinner brought

& basted on fires

kept burning so hot?

a place

that’s unmatched

–but found

when away

a space for your heart

–to call it a day


–that has gates

but never a saint?

a locale

that’s free–

yet nothing to note,

a castle for he,

but still her abode,

a stead

where your head

has bed

& zip code?

what’s that?

do these hints

make you want

to explode?

I’ll close, then,

the prose, when

you figure out poem

–work it out now

or bring

it on home…

©Karen Robiscoe



It’s been a while since I wrote an idiom-based poem,and in the course of writing a different home poem–an adage-based poem, oh wink wink wink–this one kinda worked itself out. ‘Hope you get a kick, and for the riddle-me-thisser’s out there–the Where’s Waldo’ers?–here’s a chronological list of idioms referenced…



  1. ‘til the cows come home
  2. chickens come home to roost
  3. ladybug, ladybug, fly away home
  4. home run
  5. home stretch
  6. home plate
  7. lights are on, no one’s home
  8. bring home the bacon
  9. keep the home fires burning
  10. no place like home
  11. home away from home
  12. home is where the heart is
  13. home free
  14. nothing to write home about
  15. a man’s home is his castle
  16. a woman’s place is in the home
  17. homestead
  18. homework

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I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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