An Ode to Home — Six Word Fridays

by Belinda Munoz on September 24, 2010


The light of the full moon
Reflecting from the vast Bolinas lagoon
Moves me to hum a tune
The sound?  Hardly considered a boon

The cold waters of Ocean Beach
The breakers, a joy to reach
Creativity, freedom to dress for each
Exposed butt cheeks, make you screech
Maturity, giggle police, I thee beseech

Vacationers, beware of freezing arse summers
Keep ‘em warm, your sons, daughters
Don’t wear fur, dump the visors
Hug a lover, indulge those pleasures

Sonoma to Napa, wine country heaven
Taste, no need to buy even
Swish, your palate, sure to enliven
North Bay don’t judge, come unshaven

Oakland out east, keepin’ it real
Born ’round there, Credence Clearwater Revival
Berkeley brainiacs don’t rest on laurels
Alice Waters, still loves white truffles

Sunny South Bay, legendary Silicon Valley
Many migrate there to make money
Google, Apple success, who can tally
Oh so many aspire to badly
Missing the point of living, sadly

In the middle, San Francisco streets
The birthplace of Twitter’s first tweets
Hearts left behind, hark, the beats
Cuisine, no shortage of fine eats
Horizon, the water, the sky meets
Many reasons, expression of gratitude repeats
Home, right here, what a treat
Grace for the valleys and peaks


THANKFUL is the word.  Are you?  Click here to see what others think.


Image by Smath

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 alita September 24, 2010 at 6:02 am

I’m no California girl you see
But home- is always- thankful worthy
And this homage to your home
Is felt through your loving words.


2 Belinda Munoz September 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm

California girl or no, thank you.


3 kate September 24, 2010 at 6:37 am

yay! me, too! i feel the same.
reading from oakland, nodding my head.
thanks for the smile kind friend.


4 Belinda Munoz September 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

A homie, I see. Hello there!
Friendly wave across freezing cold bay.


5 Elle September 24, 2010 at 7:50 am

This made me smile. Glad I’m only two hours away so I can get a treat.


6 Belinda Munoz September 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Where? Now I can’t stop guessing…
I respect your wish for anonymity :-)


7 Melissa September 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Every place has its own attitude
Thankful to get to know them
Love how the world always offers
something new, wherever we end up!


8 Belinda Munoz September 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Love how you make things up!
That’s why you lead us, Melissa.


9 Patty - Why Not Start Now? September 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm

You made my day, Belinda. Nothin’ like the Bay Area, nope!


10 Belinda Munoz September 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Thought this would resonate with you.
Can’t go wrong ’round the Bay.


11 Cathy September 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I’ve been following along for awhile now and never bothered to notice where you’re from. I’m in CA, East Bay. Neighbors!


12 Belinda Munoz September 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Another neighbor in the East Bay?
Fun! Love discovering where folks are.


13 Leslie September 25, 2010 at 5:37 am

I’m far from your west coast
(though we get our own creatively
exposed butt cheeks here in Arkansas),
but I love an ode to home -
it’s a kind of universal warmth.


14 Belinda Munoz September 25, 2010 at 8:30 am

Exposed butt cheeks seem to be
more and more common these days
they’re sweeping the nation, it seems

Hope to go to Arkansas someday
See where Bill Clinton grew up


15 Kelly September 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Beautiful lines of six words each.
My home stretches mountains to beach.
Funny what one learns to treasure,
how only maturity brings true pleasure,
in the homes that cradle us.
May we all be as gracious.


16 Belinda Munoz September 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Rhyming six word lines? Love it!


17 ayala September 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I love San Francisco. We were on vacation there last month!!! This brought back nice memories!


18 Belinda Munoz September 25, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Welcome to The Halfway Point, Ayala!
You visited last month, you say?
Did the sun shine at all?
If not, you must come back.
Its radiance peaks in the fall.
In my humble opinion, that is.


19 Tess The Bold Life September 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

Is it any wonder so many people want to move to California? This sums up the beauty, fun and excitement. Love it!


20 Belinda Munoz September 26, 2010 at 11:21 pm

NorCal or SoCal, gotta love it!


21 ayala September 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Thank you Belinda. The sun came out for a little while but we still loved it. We drove out to Napa and that was a beautiful sunny day!!! It was good to see you visit my blog-I hope you come back and visit!!!


22 Christine LaRocque September 27, 2010 at 4:29 am

I’m home now too, so grateful.
To travel is wonderful, but tiring.
Truly no place is like home.


23 [email protected] from a Peaceful Divorce September 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

I am originally from Southern California but I lived in the Bay Area after college and my family is there now. It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places on earth. I am grateful that we get to visit twice a year.

I love your verse by the way. You are so clever.


24 Belinda Munoz September 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Cool! Would be fun to run into you one day!


25 Sara Healy September 28, 2010 at 10:26 am


I loved this trip through California via the lovely and fun poem route. Well done!!!


26 Rudri September 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Since we are in Arizona, we often visit CA. Love the imagery through these words.


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