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Goodbye Old Friends

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Goodbye Old Friends

Friends come and go, but some have passed me by
as swiftly as the sun that lights my days.
They wave goodbye; I give a little sigh.
It seems I barely had them in my gaze.

Sweet friends I knew from youth. Where have you gone?
My bonds with some of you I felt were strong.
But journeys that we each embarked upon
divided us, and now I write this song.

Its lyrics tell the longings of my heart -
to see and be again with each dear friend
who knew me when and shared a special part
which cannot be retrieved nor has an end,
for memories are shadows cast by sun
which haunt me even when my days are done.


By Andrea Dietrich
For Giorgio V's A favorite poem of yours! (Old/New) Contest

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:19:00 PM
    I wish that I could reconnect with friends that I knew in school. It would be nice to know where they are now! This is a very sentimental and heartfelt poem, Andrea! Very nice work! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you so much for the kind congrats on my poem!

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Andrea, , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Great job, Andrea. Makes the reader wonder what happened to ones once close. Congrats!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:59:00 PM
    CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN! A LOVELY POEM .

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Go sonneteers!! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 1:24:00 PM
    great write and win Andrea....congrats

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Andrea ....sentiments and nostalgia for friends So masterfully described. SuZ

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 10:47:00 AM
    wow.. Andrea.. a really great story about your lost old friendship.. congrats on the win, dear

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Exquisite poem. Beautifully written. Congratulations on the win... It was well deserved.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:03:00 AM
    I have recently been trying to find some old friends. Your poem spoke to me. Congrats dear. BG

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:31:00 AM
    First I must say congrats on your win Andrea, It is always hard to say goodbye. A lovely poem...Hugs....Roger

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:44:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, Andrea !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 8:57:00 PM
    nice one,, I feel that way too, your title reminded me of the Terry Jacks song called Seasons In The Sun ;}

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 6:19:00 AM
    You're brilliant with these. I love it.-Red

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super placement in Harry's "Goodbye" contest Andrea. I am sorry it is late. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 8:16:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this lovely poem!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 9:51:00 AM
    This one so deserves another win--Congrats AD!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:51:00 AM
    fav lines [ for memories are shadows cast by sun/which haunt me even when my days are done.]Crongrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:21:00 AM
    Congratulations on a wonderful sonnet Andy i like this one xx

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