Starting From Scratch
Forget the past and start anew
Is sometimes what you have to do
burn your boat on a foreign shore
and you are gone for evermore
for a better person to create
you must first start with a clean slate
Move in to ramshackle space
create a haven, your own place
with thoughts and feelings of your own
build your castle, claim your throne
on other’s voice, should you heed
trust yourself, you will succeed
Then seek out your own desires
and light the world with your own fires
each thought and deed a victory dance
and every day you will advance
forget the pain you have amassed
there is no future in the past
© Forty Two, all rights reserved
Picture Credit : Forty Two. That is the bedroom wall of the Council House (one bedroom flat(1)) I have been granted. The rest of it is only marginally better. I will post poems/pictures of the improvements as they happen.
After 25 years of abuse, 2 and a half years of charity I am moving forward as a new person in a new place. If you are reading this, you have came to my life during the transition, and you are part of what I am taking forward. Thank you for being here. All others in my life are now obscured by the burning bridge I left between myself and them. That is what starting from scratch means to me.
Written for the contest “what does starting from scratch mean to you”
By the group “Starting from scratch” on all poetry.