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

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As we sit in the airport awaiting your departure,
We smile, take photos, and stem our flooding eyes.
You could leave, but you stay for a long while.
A cold stone tears at our hearts as we wait.
We don’t try to make conversation but
Instead we simply wait for you to go.
The time to board is soon we all can sense.
But we lose track of time, not wanting to say it
Not wanting to say goodbye.


As I sit next to your hospital bed
I fumble for the right words to say.
Ignoring the stone rising to my throat, I say hello.
I sit there silently for a long while.
I try to make a normal conversation.
Try to see you as you were yesterday.
Sitting at our piano accompanying my song.
I lose track of time not wanting to say it,
Not wanting to say goodbye.


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  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Ashlynne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:17:00 AM
    I have said several goodbye's. This one touched me.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 11:57:00 PM
    Ashlynne, I enjoyed this write. Congrats on having your work featured by Poetry Soup this week..........S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 1:24:00 PM
    A beautiful poem you written Ashlynne! -oxox love Anne-Lise