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Beginnings and Endings - A Poem

Updated on March 14, 2011

If there is one constant it is our lives change. We experience beginnings and endings. The following poem is an example of a relationships beginnings and endings. We all experience this. Share one of yours in the comment section. I would love to see them.

This poem is about events in the 70’s and 80’s. I have had many more beginnings and endings since then. Someone once said the secret of a happy life is to have more beginnings than endings. I am working on that!

Beginnings and Endings


Every beginning has an end

Rides to get Slim Jims

Used as an excuse to be alone

For a while

In the beginning


I remember a statement

I love you

Made with a screen door between us

A beginning


Long rides

On country roads

Learning to need each other

A beginning


A honeymoon in Florida

Finding a house

Moving half way across the country

A beginning


The birth of a son

Coming home on a warm January day

In a yellow van

A beginning


Canoe trips on clear Florida Rivers

Rescuing a squirrel

Eating lunch in a cypress tree

Somewhere near the end


Morning talks still in bed

About the kids mostly

We always had the morning

Near the end


Long nights in a cold bed


Careful not to touch

An ending


Long walks on sunny sandy beaches

Alone - Wondering - Why

You wouldn’t walk with me

An ending


A court of law

A judge and two lawyers

Singing away a dream

An ending


A new life alone

Learning to cope in a different world

Hoping to learn well

A beginning


Meeting new people

Loving them

But not committing

Afraid of where it would lead

A beginning


A new apartment with a pool

And visits from the kids

And new neighbors

A beginning


Every end is a new beginning


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    • GNelson profile image

      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      Randy, all but a very few of us have.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I've walked this walk, sigh....

    • attemptedhumour profile image

      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      It would take a long time to re-commit, we get upity so easily about everyday things, instead of concentrating on the good things. Good luck Sir.

    • GNelson profile image

      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Genna East, It would be great to know how things will turn out.

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      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Truckstop Sally, I couldn't look at life any other way.

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Endings can bring new beginnings but we want to make sure they are better than what ended initially. I also agree with Will. Good poem!

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 7 years ago

      Every end is a new beginning

      What an optimistic cup-is-half-full attitude. Great!

    • GNelson profile image

      GNelson 7 years ago from Florida

      Will, things change not always for the best. Use to be only one parent had to work - children had a parent to come home to. Fay, I agree with will too.

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      Fay Paxton 7 years ago

      I agree with Will. Nice hub.

      voted up

    • WillStarr profile image

      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      We used to stay together if at all possible. Today, it's far too easy to say goodbye. We end a lifetime commitment for the most trivial of reasons.


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