A Poem: ‘Good Bye’

Good Bye

 

Met up with a friend today,

A girl I knew from long ago.

She’d always been a bright young thing,

In her eyes a living glow.

 

We talked of times of energy,

Accomplishments and useful deeds,

Of hope and its accoutrements,

Of dreams, what ifs, of sprouting seeds.

 

Then I noticed how I’d changed,

How many things I’d loved and lost,

How she’d become what I expected,

How I slumped like wilted moss.

 

I walked her to the nearest bus,

Waved a sad and frail good bye.

I wondered when we’d meet again,

 

But deep down

 

I knew

 

That we wouldn’t.

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  1. Say Not Farewell:

    Say not ‘farewell’, this is the end.
    You never know, dear fragile, friend.
    Though limp and frail you now may feel,
    I don’t see ‘moss’ – only silk and pure steel.
    Your courage, your strength and tenacious will,
    Unseen perhaps by you, they are real!
    Despite all the odds, through thick and thin,
    My heart sees how yours won’t give in, yes
    You take life’s curveballs on the chin
    (Over and over and over again.)

    Though I never knew the friend who departed
    If I was her, I’d be broken hearted if never again our paths should cross.
    That truly would be an unbearable loss.
    For as was expressed by Anaїs Nin, each friend represents a world within,
    A world not born till the meeting takes place;
    The sound of their voice! The shape of their face!
    These things are so precious, they are irreplaceable,
    Our ‘galaxy’ grows with the light and the space they fill.

    So I yearn for the time when your friend re-appears,
    Shines that light from her eyes and dissolves any fears, any sadness you feel
    And the losses that haunt you or the feelings, the questions, the memories that taunt you.
    May these words and these worlds; little splendour’s within you.
    And the pictures I paint with my well-meaning verse
    Be a sign that you’re loved – for better or worse.

    “My life is slowed up by thought and the need to understand what I am living”. – Anais Nin

      • (May I say: LOL!!) Erin, should be awarded the “Victrix Ludorum Cum Laude” chin whacker award – post haste! I agree with Su-Lin – outstanding piece…overall winner. Left me goose fleshed and gobsmacked; hence knee jerk reflexive boomerang poem-in-response. Very moving and perfectly you. xxx

      • (May I say LOL!???) Lets face it Erin, you should be awarded the “Victrix Ludorum Cum Laude” chin whacker award – post haste! I agree with Su-Lin – outstanding piece. Left me goose-fleshed and gobsmacked; hence knee jerk reflexive boomerang poem-in-response. Very moving and perfectly you. xxx

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