Endings and Beginnings – A Poem

Endings and beginnings.

How can I find the space between the two?

That elusive point where mourning turns to hope,

Where loss yields to possibility.

In that space is room for grief and excitement,

Neither dominant, both supreme

Sorrow mixed with relief tinged with fear fueled by determination.

The gates to Eden are barred by flaming swords

There is no way back, only forward.

And it wasn’t really Eden anyway

Just an old dream, yesterday’s adventure.

Paradise might yet be found

But first I must leave the comfort of familiar

Let go of who I was, embrace who I am, and welcome who I will be.

All in this space between then and then

All in between this beginning and that end.


-Karen Goltz

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