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Goodbye II

Oh the word that strikes mortal as of knife
puncture’s a wretched heart, a life in plight,
bequeathed in good faith, oh yes so rife
yet to a forlorn soul it does one smite.
Is it not that time of a lovers mind
under the moon and stars, nothing amiss,
where thoughtfulness of a heavenly kind
not the doom, gloom of an endless abyss.
So the word that disjoins is deemed to be
the ending of a friendship so extreme,
because together lovers belong, free
free of this word that loses self esteem.
Yet what to do if from this word refrain,
borrow from another “Auf Wiedersehn”?

© Harry J Horsman 2012 

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:50:00 PM
    I feel like I have traveled back to a time of castles, knights and mystisism. I love the mood you created with your choice of language.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:10:00 AM
    Lovely write! Thanks so much for my placement in your Goodbye Contest.

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Very nice Harry... Alot of feeling in these words.... Goodbye... :o)

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:51:00 PM
    amazing sonnet dear Harry.. enjoyed !! thank you for sharing your great verse..<3 SK

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 9:31:00 PM
    An outstanding sonnet, Harry! I enjoyed reading it! Good luck on a big win my friend! Thanks for the wonderful comments on my poem! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 5:10:00 AM
    So hard and sad to say "Auf Wiedersehen" to THE loved one, true! A very well written sonnet, indeed! A gem...Best wishes for the contest! Blessings, Hanitra

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:01:00 PM
    Ah Harry, you bring such pathos in your verse about rejected love. I don't know of anything else that takes so much out of us with all the highs and lows. You did the whole experience justice! Love, Elizabeeth

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Wonderful poem. "Bye" have a wonderful weekend.

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Wow!! What an amazing sonnet! Absolutely beautiful

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 2:27:00 AM
    sensational example of goodbye entry Harry luv about love ..intense vocabulary enhances the theme chosen luv .. so sad u cannot enter your own challenge with this glorious Sonnet .. hope my humble entry meets your expectations ..

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 10:16:00 AM
    It's good bye from the depth of the heart, till remains there in. Nice one enjoyed a lot. My sweet friend, loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:16:00 AM
    a great example for your contest. superb write friend Harry..good day. Hugs, Maria :)

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 4:29:00 AM
    Harry you captured the emotions perfectly in this example for your contest. Hope you are having a terrific week :) love W

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 6:27:00 PM
    Harry, When it's goodbye forever it hurts and hurts a lot. Maybe we should just say ( hasta La vista baby ) Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Saying good bye is not easy no matter what language is used..Enjoyed reading your work this eve..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Glad you like my few lines about my Princess..A Rottweiler trapped in a Chihuahua's body..Sara

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 3:04:00 PM
    ahhh, here is your gem posted here on your poetry page. great example for us in your contest, Harry. The sonnet is English, after all!!

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 10:56:00 AM
    Deeply... touching and disappointment ... but so well written Harry - (Hope these feelings are only in your poem) - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 10:50:00 AM
    ooh gosh I do like this one harry, yes lovers should be free but rarely are. xx