Essay on Summary Of ' Coming Home '
Years ago, a long time before somebody wrote the song, I read about a boy who had caused his parents a lot of heartache. He had done just about everything possible to bring grief to the hearts of his mother and father. Finally, he left home and moved from one place to another until he was a great distance from home and for several years he lived a rebellious and low life.
Then, one day he came to himself, and began thinking about home and those thoughts were pleasant to him. That tells us a lot about that home doesn’t it? After he thought about his home for a while, he decided he wanted to go back to the home of his youth. He wanted that love that he had abandoned a long time back.
So, he wrote a letter to his mother and father and told them that he wanted to come home. He said, “I know I have done wrong and I have hurt you in so many way for a long time. I’m sorry for that. I wish I could undo all those things, but I can’t, and if you rather I not come back home, I’ll understand. I won’t wait for your letter, because my passage on the train is already paid, and it will arrive next Thursday; however, just so I will know that it’s alright for me to come home, you can tie a white rag to the old oak tree down by the tracts. If a white rag is there, I’ll get off the train and come home, but if there is no white rag on the tree, I’ll respect your decision. I will remain on the train and I won’t bother you again.”
Well, the young man boarded the train…