The door clicks softly shut on an empty room
as echoes of laughter fade.
Listen a moment to the silence
feel the sadness
of good times ended
of friends moved on to other lives
The rainfall outside
reflects the bleakness within.
and life, infuriatingly
Lift your eyes once more skyward
The future lies ahead,
anticipating your creation.
New lives, new loves await unknown
adventures linger yet undiscovered
new joys and sorrows
Step forward once more, seeking
welcoming the unending mystery.