Hello, dear readers,
This poem is very personal and near to my heart. There have been a number of “endings” in my life these past few months, the most recent of which was selling my faithful horse yesterday.
Seeing as I tried to capture some of the emotion that accompanies saying goodbye, this free verse poem is far from perfect.
But it’s real. It’s raw. And it’s full of love.
This is for all the hard, beautiful goodbyes we have to say in life.
When Eras End
When eras end they bring
You never thought you’d say,
And daunting, new hellos
That blind you with unknowns.
When hearts break, they fracture
Into lovely shards you treasure
Deep inside your chest,
Bringing grief in gentle streams
Of sadness pure and clean.
When dear memories rise it’s for
The pain you couldn’t bear
Without those precious times
That rhyme with every joy
To soothe your weeping soul.
When tears melt down your cheeks
It’s a word of love you didn’t get to speak,
A balm of moon-spun healing
To every heartstring aching
A note resolving this final ending.