Cleaning house

by Brenda   Apr 18, 2017


I buried the bones
of past relationships
out in the woods.
I went deep,
lest a scavenging critter
happens upon the smell
of decaying love...
-
I took my playbook
of self regret,
doused it with gas
and lit that b**** up.
scooping up the ashes
I headed out to sea
where I scattered them
into the deep,
never ever wanting them
to wash ashore
for a devious siren
to use against me...
-
I boxed up all
my bad choices
in a sturdy express shipper.
I wrapped it, I taped it,
I addressed it to "Timbuktoo"
no return address on that box.
It won't be coming back...
-
I would like to think
after all these years,
I have learned a thing or two.
No more regret,
no more berating myself
over bad choices,
bad relationships,
those losers, long gone.
Just me, older, wiser,
finally at peace...

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  • 1 month ago

    by Lucifer

    From start, till the end.
    After reading this, I am Finally at peace too. It means nothing left in my heart except love.
    I am sure whosoever has read this poem would have learned more than 2-3 things from it.

    optimistic!

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much. Eventually we all just have to let it go..life is too short to dwell on all the bad choices and relationships.

  • 5 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Hi Brenda! Oh I wanted to do the same thing now. Clean things up and become wiser. This was a lovely piece, an inspiring one!

    • 5 months ago

      by Brenda

      Hi back to You! Thank you so much. I think we should all do some house cleaning, it's very freeing...

  • 5 months ago

    by Pagan Paul

    A good attitude to have. The past is done, let it go - nice.
    Love the first stanza :)
    PPx

    • 5 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Paul, it's like spring cleaning lol

  • 5 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Brenda this is a freakin wonderful write...

    "I headed out to sea
    where I scattered them
    into the deep,
    never ever wanting them
    to wash ashore
    for a devious siren
    to use against me"

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This one right here?? K-I-L-L-E-R!

    Totally agree with Frank on this Very emotional and palpable write great visuals and control of language.

    Added to favs

    Ben

    • 5 months ago

      by Brenda

      Ben, thank you so much. I had fun with this write, thinking of ways to get rid of all that negative thought process. Hugs my friend-

  • 6 months ago

    by Poetess

    Amazing. I love how personal this feels.
    The first verse is definitely my favorite!

    • 5 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you ever so much. It's funny you said the first verse, that was the loop stuck in my head for days, lol. I appreciate your comments.

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