A New Life

by Joan Serratelli

is the last day
in this house

I will lock the door
and never look back

I hate this house
and all the bad things
that happened here

I will start a new life
free from the ghosts
that have continued to haunt

I will not miss this house,
not at all
I will miss only
the sound of the waves,
crashing against the shore
other than that nothing
will please me more
than to move

I will start a new life
a better life
and I will never look back


Author's Note: I'm moving tomorrow!

Posted on 04/02/2006
Copyright © 2023 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/02/06 at 03:05 PM

Yes, as you've so eloquently put it, sometimes moving is the best therapy when wanting to bury the past, start over again.

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