The End

In the end
Life is cruel
It takes
Too much
Too soon
It gives
Too little
Too late.

Do not
Be fooled
Every ending
Is not
A new beginning
Some endings
Are just
The end.

Life is cruel
In the end
It cuts
Too deep
Too quick
It hurts
Too much
Too long.

It is true
Every ending
Had a bright beginning
And a middle
With meaning
To the end.

Life is cruel
In the end
It tears
All apart
All away
It grinds
All before
All to dust.

All we can do
Is celebrate
The beginning
The middle
And live
To the end.

Wayne Visser © 2017


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.