Mixed Emotions


We think of all the memories

attached to this place

the winding road to get here

how it came to be


now in our leaving

we find it hard to let go

we knew it as a place of joy

we look into uncertainty


but life goes on

and places come and go

the place we are going to

begins a new chapter in our lives


so we close the door

and say goodbye

caught between what was

and what is yet to be


there is sorrow in the leaving

yet excitement for what lies ahead

we cope with the anxiety

we struggle with our mixed emotions.





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Laura Taylor

Wed 16th Jun 2021 13:29

I like the universality of this. I read it as coming out of the pandemic, but it could equally apply to all manner of other situations.

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julie callaghan

Tue 15th Jun 2021 21:31

Good luck with the move. Thank

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Greg Freeman

Tue 15th Jun 2021 17:58

Good luck with the move ... hope to hear from you again soon.

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Chris Hubbard

Tue 15th Jun 2021 13:15

Thank you for this; your poetry resonates with my own outlook.


Chris Hubbard

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