I posted this poem from my new book VERSIFY. I think anyone who has ever moved will identify with these words.
We moved to this fair town,
Not too very long ago,
We left behind our friends,
To make more as we go.
The sadness that we felt,
As the truck did pull away,
Would be replaced with joy,
At our new home far away.
The night of our goodbye party,
When we shed so many tears,
And the promise of writing letters,
And visits throughout the years.
And then when we are settled,
Into our new home town,
There’s that dreadful fear of loneliness,
Until new friends, we have found.
We faithfully write those letters,
Just as often as we plan,
But as the time does pass,
We write only when we can.
We never will forget you,
And we’ll surely keep in touch,
But having found new interests,
It won’t happen quite as much.