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Below is the poem entitled Farewell which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Why is it that our deepest love
is not enough to hold you?
What demons still torment you
even as loved arms enfold you?
Though the skies are dark and grey
the sun will shine another day.
Why is it you don't know this?
God takes us through the winter's sting
with his sweet promises of spring
and pleasant days of bliss.

The sun is shining bright today.
You wouldn't wait. You went away.

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 2:28:00 PM
    Dear "MOM", Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. The title scared me, I thought YOU were leaving the SOUP. I would be at a Great loss if that had been the case. This is quite sad I can feel the pain of lost LOVE. Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comments muchly Appreciated LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR POETIC "SON"...Harry

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Sad thoughts expressed on this poem Joyce. Nice to hear from you. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Really enjoyed reading this Joyce. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hazel:-)

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 8:29:00 PM
    I needed to read something like this today. I just lost someone I loved. The skies don't always stay grey. The sun always comes out another day. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 7:28:00 AM
    Sometimes love is just not enough to chase away those tormented by demons, I for one have tried and lost. Excellent write Joyce. Hugs

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 8:05:00 AM
    this is a really nice entry into the contest, Joyce. It's a more contemporary type sonnet and I really enjoyed seeing this one. Happy thanksgiving, dear. May you have a very rewarding day!

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:16:00 PM
    Sad, thougts Joyce, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 10:49:00 AM
    Its funny, even love at its strongest is not enough to keep people from making poor choices, good stuff Joyce, blessings, Carl