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Leaving Me

I take your hand and hold it, 
And walk with you awhile. 
The autumn gilds the valley, 
It’s good to see you smile. 

The swans sail still on water, 
The herons stalk the banks. 
The moon leans into daytime, 
And you say a word of thanks. 

My love is your companion, 
Though it blossoms out of sight. 
Today I let you see it, 
As the day inclines to night. 

Love him you will, I know it, 
That bond is just too strong. 
My jealous heart will miss you, 
When the winter comes along. 

I will hold you in my dreams 
I will hold you in my heart 
I will see your face in moonbeams 
Yet I cannot stand to part. 

The leaves are dancing circles 
The wind has lost its way 
The sun slumps into nightfall 
I know that you won't stay. 

You climb the steps so quickly, 
And slip into the car. 
So I must watch you leave now, 
Watch waving, from afar. 

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  1. Date: 2/8/2012 8:53:00 AM
    Farewells are tough. I can get into that space. Good write. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 11:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup this week.................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Hello Paul, Some times letting go is one of the most difficult things in life that we all must do. We may all relate to this beautiful and yet so sad work you have written here. Thank you for sharing my friend. Good days will come again and the Sun will shine As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 5:30:00 AM
    A lovely letting go.Well written. raskin