Periodic Beginning

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:55 -- uhoan

Jittery, nervous, yet excited,

with giddy anticipation coursing through my veins;


Scared, uncertain, yet determined,

with the memory of my home as my unwavering rock;


Worried, anxious, yet sensible,

with my goals and desires clearly on the path ahead;


Mournful, regretful, yet stoic,

with the assuring knowledge that I was doing what was best;


Bitter, resentful, yet composed,

with a resigned calm from accepting one’s circumstances;


Hesitant, doubtful, yet curious,

with a childlike wonder in my eyes as they fill with unfathomable sights;


Guarded, reserved, yet open-minded,

with a new chapter in the story of my life beginning



as I step away from the ship—

and, with it, everything I had known—



and onto the dock,



the gateway into a realm of dangers and promises,

risks and opportunities,

obscurities and differences;



the threshold into my new home.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
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