It was the most silent part of my life,
As my family and I traveled the road
that leads to a new site.
With my things placed in such bags,
And questioning my self,
“What’s with our stillness?”
My mom was quite.
My dad stares at the road serenely,
And me, at the back of the car,
filled with questions and silence.
I do not know why,
I do not know what.
Only one thing I knew and felt
this will be regretful.
As silence filled the car,
we continued this journey,
ending up in front of a wide gate,
through a place surrounded by walls.
And passing through this gate we did,
as new faces went to meet us and greet.
Took and carried my belongings
to lead me into my new dwelling.
Silence was still in me as I explore this very place,
But a word shattered that ear-breaking stillness,
and brought me much sadness.
“Goodbye”, my mom uttered
as tears fell from her weary eyes,
while giving an embrace as sweet as her lullaby,
for now I take the seminary as my new life,
and taking it entails a sweet GOODBYE.