EVERY ENDING IS A BEGINNING – Prompt # 36

A new year begins! But before we start anew, we would like you to write an “Ending” poem. We have to end before we begin!

Marie’s Ending:

Crash and Burn

The deadline came,
The deadline went.
I did not dig,
Nor make a dent.

And though I had
Sincere intent,
My chapbook bombed,
To my lament.

The End.

Walt’s Finish:

Hard Wood

A carpenter mistakenly
Drank some varnish.
He had a terrible end,
But a beautiful finish!