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Goodbye, Farewell

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Goodbye, Farewell

Goodbye, farewell There is a time for everything But time for me has drawn its wings back away Leaving me to the sad hellos of today Do I wish to embellish in the sounds of your pain? Or will I take the back way into town to seek the reigns? Tension like ice crackles at the sound of departure Sometimes leaving it alone is harder I never expressed the selfish growths of my pride I am sickened in darkness, stuck in this mind Where is the heart when one needs the goodbye? Where is the mind when I break down and cry? Goodbye, farewell I never amounted to much Though I was granted everything My wings are folded too tightly with time The meat is tucked beneath and only I feed On the breadth of my own luscious nourishment Will I crush you with indifference? Silently beat you with fervent fury? Will I flood with tears of inward emotion? The sick selfishness one masks as devotion! Heat melts away the ice Replaced by tethered spite Goodbye, farewell! Before the night sweeps you away I never will cherish this today I will let the time dive into the abyss With the greetings and salutations one will never miss I will ride into the fiery skies with no care but my own Landing in turbulent waters in winds that moan There is a reason but it is unknown And that is how it will always be Can’t you see this is good for you? This is the only way—I fear for you Abandonment is only an emotion So, goodbye, farewell

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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 10:44:00 PM
    You emoted great sadness with this one. Good writing!

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Laura, thank you for your comments. You make my day. You are a great poet in my estimation. I always look forward to reading your work!

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 10:46:00 AM
    goodbyes farewell are so sad, yet make for wonderful poetry, and here is an awesome example,,, just love this Laura

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Oh my. I have, in reading your poems, felt like your words are like something, but I just realized what. They are like knives that cut you in the dark.(weird, I know, but that's what came to me) And hey, I've got one called Farewell, Goodbye...ha.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 7:16:00 AM
    There is a lot of underlying sadness in this poem. So much that could have been in the relationship. It sounds as if someone died with a severe debilitation. That is very sad if I have interpreted this correctly. I am not sure that I have, but that is likely to be from my own limitations.