Endings, The New Beginnings

The finales don’t always have fireworks,

but they do have the ashes that saturate the ground.

Ashes that look like nothing but dust.

But from dust to dust is life…or so it is said.

I keep hearing 'May the bridges we burn light the way"

A colloquial mishap that makes me smile,

because there is truth in it more than we know.

The endings we have feared, the bridges we have burned,

do light the way for us to move forward into our future. 

Those embers that swirl and the sparks that dance, 

twirl and head for a new destination to cool down, to 

plant themselves, to nourish new ground. 

The endings, can be abrupt.

The endings, can hurt.

The endings, can leave us confused.

But the endings, don't have to be the end. 

Endings, can be the new beginnings, albeit scary

if we let them. 

If we take a moment to pause, 

if we take a moment to reflect, 

if we take a moment to realize....

there is nothing we can do to stop the endings from coming. 

Then we can move forward when we are ready. 

Towards a new day,

towards a new reality,

towards new beginnings. 

It's been a bit since I've been in the poetry game so forgive the mess you just read....but do not hesitate to read the other poets contributions who joined together for this month's Poetry Link up that Karen from Baking In A Tornado organized! Please check them out below::

Dawn of Cognitive Script shares The Meaning of the End.

Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares La Fin

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares The End is Here.  

Jenn of Sparkly Poetic Weirdo shares Endings, the New Beginnings

Diane of On the Border shares An Ending? 


  1. This is marvelous! "the endings don't have to be the end" Perfect!
    Shines a lovely light of hope!

  2. You always bring tears to my eyes. You've been through so much and yet you fill my world with hope.


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