Goodbye

It’s that time of the year again where I spend a lot of time reflecting – on how my year was spent, how I plan to spend the next year – checking my yearly to do list to see how many things I managed to achieve!

2015 has been a rather fulfilling year for me. I’ve re discovered myself in ways beyond my own imagination – I’m still growing and I can’t wait to keep this up in the next year.

Today’s poem is another one from the archives. I wrote this at the end of 2012.

I had quite a lot of goodbyes to say in 2012.

A friend of mine pointed out to me that today’s poem could be classified as narrative poetry. I’ll let you all be the judge of that.


 

“It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi


 

They saw

They smiled

They hugged

Few words spoken

At that point, all was well with the world

No broken smiles

No feelings hurt

No teary eyes

No lame lines

There was no hurry

Time was still

Birds chirping

Branches singing

Leaves dancing to the tune

Melodious wind

Clear blue skies

In the park they strolled

Laughing children in their midst

Yet silence prevailed

He kicked flowers by the sidewalk

She played with water from the fountain

Briefly they held hands

Emotion so strong

Tension so deep

The night drew nigh

Shadows began to peep

Emptiness began to unfold

Still no words were said

Goodbye she whispered

Loud enough for her to hear

He walked away with a lone tear on his cheek

No words were said

Yet all understood

Goodbye she repeated

As he strolled into the sunset.

———-

** Photo credit – Critically Rated

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Michaela Whitmore says:

    Loved the peom!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for reading Michaela

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  2. hamdallah says:

    Goodbyes are the hardest to say. I love the poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for reading Hamdallah

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  3. Amy says:

    Aww this is so beautiful. I shed a lone tear 🙂

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