12.27.22 “Bookendings” (Poetry, 2022)


As 2022 draws to a close, I reflect back upon the ways in which I have closed yet another chapter of my life with writing about the past and have moved on.

I hope everyone had a happy, healthy & joyous holiday with those you love the most, while opening your heart to new friends & giving back to your communities.

Here’s to an amazing new year! Here’s to the future!

There’s a big new road ahead of us all.

BB


“Bookendings” by Brian Bolding

***

Another chapter ends

another road suddenly evaporates

Don’t know where I’m going

traversing over shattered dinner plates

*

Tip-toeing around the carnage

A wild eyed youth no more

I don’t know where I’m going

Twice the size I was before

*

I know there’s more to life than this

I need to reach out, open my heart again

There’s no bravery in being alone

No bravery in being alone, you win

*

Another chapter ends

My fingers can’t type fast enough

Life can be cruel & empty

Neverending, hateful & rough

*

But life can also be beautiful

If you open your heart to something new

Time to turn the key in the lock

and find another view

*

Time to count my blessings

Move on from this devastating wreck

I’m not getting any younger

In the scheme of things, I’m just a speck

*

Another chapter ends

Another page turns quickly

I’m no longer the boy I used to be

pale, ignorant and sickly

*

Time to stand tall and be proud

Another story’s waiting

Time to embrace someone new

The past is quickly fading

*

Another chapter ends

Another chapter ends

Put away the sad sad song

I knew I had it in me all along.

*

12.27.22 823 am BB.

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