NaPoWriMo 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018- An End Poem

I jotted this down in my notebook yesterday as a final poem for National Poetry Writing Month, but didn’t get a chance to post it till now. Hope everyone you engaged in NaPoWriMo 2018 had a good time writing and/or reading some spontaneous, completely unedited poetry. šŸ™‚

Inspired by Smashing Pumpkins “The Beginning is the End is the Beginning”

What really is an end if not a beginning, or

else what can truly begin if something

has not yet ended?

Even after relationships end the

pain or love of memories not

yet over linger in the mind.

When a child is born it leaves

the warmth of its mother’s body

in order to be swaddled in

the embrace of a parent’s arms.

When a hatchling discards the egg

that once encased it, does that egg

not continue on? Crumbling within

the Earth, feeding the roots of

the tree whose branches the hatchling

soon will one day fly away from.

Every beginning is an end,

but every end is also a beginning.

We are always in flux, flowing

quickly or easing along slowly

from one transition to another.

We can fight against the current,

exhausting ourselves trying

to delay the inevitability of moving

downstream, or we can rest for

a moment to enjoy the scenery

along the banks and move forward

with renewed vitality to discover

just where the water will take us.

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