A New Beginning

by Joan Serratelli

When she died

Heaven opened up

and there he stood

the man she had married

all those years ago

He smiled and said

"I've been waiting

I died 9 years ago

but my love was still alive"

So, off they walked together

the way they had done

all those years ago

when they were very young

"I've been alone here,

my love, watching you

finish your life"

I know we now have

great grandchildren

who have rounded

out your life"

"But now my wait

is over

and we can start again

Young, healthy, happy

That's how it all began"

The young couple walked away

hand in hand

renewing the life

that they had once shared


Author's Note: A repost- I deleted it yesterday by mistake!

Posted on 03/09/2009
Copyright © 2023 Joan Serratelli

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 03/09/09 at 02:06 PM

...good on the re-post! a phoenix, you are!

Posted by Maude Curtis on 03/09/09 at 03:48 PM

Joan, what a sweet vision of the life beyond. I know I'll reunite with my loved ones and they will be without thier pain and inflictions of this earthly life.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 03/09/09 at 03:57 PM

Well, I'm glad I didn't miss it this time around! It's lovely!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/09/09 at 04:18 PM

I love happy endings, or I should say, beginning agains. Thank you.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 03/09/09 at 06:34 PM

Here or there, in a timeless frame of mind or caught up in the eternal instant...beginnings are always happening...oops, there's one now! (thought provoking write!) Thanks.

Posted by JD Clay on 03/11/09 at 01:27 AM

This is a sweet and sentimental narrative, Joan. I especially like the happy ending.

Posted by Razel Davies on 03/12/09 at 04:15 PM

I don't believe in an afterlife, but this piece makes me want to believe in it. Beautiful

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/13/09 at 12:32 PM

Its a terrible thing for couples to be seperated and most especially under conditions in which they have no control. I think we, all of us, wherever we might find ourselves in the story of our lives wish for new beginnings if only to be reunited with the one's we love and lost and despair to see and to be reunited again.

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