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GOODBYE

She's had enough of my clever lines
Thinking back on all those times
When my dreams were just a story 
She... wonders if anything's real 
Does he just write or can he feel
And care for anything more than glory

Oh.. Time and time again
You bought in to what felt like lies
But girl, I was honest with you
I didn't even try to disguise
You needed more than lyrics
I understand you wanted a man
A true love and not a writer who
Would hold a pen but not your hand

So you said, Goodbye.. 
The saddest words I've ever read 
Cuts like a knife I'm running red
No yellow brick road for me to tread
And now it's so plain for me to see
You felt this is how it had to be..
The end

She.. Felt like another in the crowd
Echoes abounding seemed so loud
Couldn't see they were simply songs 
She.. Had enough and let me know
She wasn't up for my kind of show
There'd just been one too many wrongs

Oh.. Time and time again
You bought in to what felt like lies
But girl, I was honest with you
I didn't even try to disguise
You needed more than lyrics
I understand you wanted a man
A love true and not a writer who
Would hold a pen but not your hand

So it's, Goodbye.. 
The saddest words I've ever read 
Cuts like a knife I'm running red
No yellow brick road for me to tread
And now it's plain for me to see
You felt this is how it had to be..
The End

Goodbye,
This hurt inside me is very real
If you only knew how much I feel
You needed more than I could deal
And now it's plain for me to see
God, I wish it didn't have to be..
The End

Tonight, I don't see one star in the sky
Tears trickle down.. I begin to cry
I don't have to ask the reasons why
I sadly understand it's.. Goodbye

Oh, Goodbye.. 
The saddest words I've ever read 
Cuts like a knife I'm running red
No yellow brick road for me to tread
And now it's plain for me to see
You felt this is how it had to be..
The End

Goodbye,
This hurt inside me is very real
If you only knew how much I feel
You needed more than I could deal
And now it's plain for me to see
God, I wish it didn't have to be..
The End..
Goodbye
(Goodbye)
(Goodbye)

~Lyric Man

Note: This is one of my favorite writes. A story of a guy crazy for a girl and the only thing he loves more is the magic of writing lyrics. The pen is too euphoric to set down.. so he loses the hand of the girl he loves. He may trurly adore her MORE than any other woman in the world. But she know's she'll always be backup to his pad and pen. So the writer knows it's goodbye!

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Date: 7/28/2018 4:51:00 AM
Hey no yellow brick road for me to thread I love the yellow brick road that remains in my head LOL And turns to trickle down begin to cry. I just love those words they stay put thanks have a great day
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Date: 7/11/2018 2:17:00 AM
Another song set to words the lyrics are persuasive in their honesty and echo a story as old as the hills the choice is always hard but I'd always choose love over passion Tim
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Date: 6/30/2018 12:35:00 PM
Hello, Lyric Man! Sad, but there is always hope
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Date: 6/22/2018 2:55:00 PM
A great write! The classic romance of the beautiful girl and the dedicated virtuoso … and yes, the girl always leaves … but we need you, L.M., to tell the virtuoso's side of the story … Too often it's all seen from the 'jilted' girl's point of view. Excellent! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 6/21/2018 5:56:00 AM
So I totally agree with Mr.Lamoureux!!! A GREAT write!!! Cheers!
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Date: 6/18/2018 5:00:00 AM
I came to visit, and to read your "Goodbye". So sadly beautiful, it flows easily around you and pulls you in. Love lost, I can feel the pain.
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Date: 6/17/2018 12:48:00 PM
- A truly amazing poem ... (It was almost painfully beautiful /honest and beautiful in a painful combination) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/15/2018 9:35:00 AM
Your beautifully sad lyric captured me with impassioned rhythmic lines of soul searching and sacrificing one love for another. Heartfelt emotions flow with graceful poignancy from your melodious heart and pen my friend. A gorgeous song of suffering lost love pain for one’s love of artistic passion.. warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/14/2018 1:57:00 PM
Hello Chance Summer, a very sad love poem. It is the way i see your poem. it is nice to meet you. have a nie day my friend.
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Date: 6/14/2018 10:45:00 AM
I don't mind sharing my man with his love of writing - so long as I'm his muse and he takes his inspirations from me:-)! Beautifully written, my friend! You just have that awesome gift of letting the lyrics flow from your heart! Love and more hugs. Pandita
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Date: 6/14/2018 9:12:00 AM
This should be poem of the year. One of the best I have read here at the soup.
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Date: 6/14/2018 9:48:00 AM
Richard, that's the best comment of the year. Coming from a Master Poet with the skills you possess, I'm over the moon. I feel some of the things this guy in the song feels and I bet you do too. The pull of the pen is indescribable!
Date: 6/13/2018 6:50:00 PM
It's sad to think that a man's love for writing would cause him to lose his lady, Chance. You write excellent lyrics! There is a melody in your words. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:04:00 AM
I agree with you, Carolyn.. and here I tried to capture the essence of that pain. He truly cared deeply about his lady friend. But alas his lust for the magic of the pen could not be tamed!
Date: 6/13/2018 2:41:00 PM
Chance you totally captured in lyrics of this song what you wanted to convey. Isn't it ironic that he who pens love and romance is the one not really able to show or prove it? I see yo won a contest? BIG congrats!!
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:21:00 AM
Andrea, your point is something that's always fascinated me.. like professional comics, I've read where they are in real life almost always introverted and sad. But this poor guy actually did have both. What contest??
Date: 6/13/2018 10:33:00 AM
Wonderful write Chance, congratulations...
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:22:00 AM
Thank you Charlie! Congratulations??
Date: 6/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
A lyric poem.I dare say I will not attempt one; you have made it look easy,and yet I strongly feel that it was not. I like it,but I am fearful of trying this myself. Heartfelt feelings bound off the page though.
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:24:00 AM
Sometimes to dance you just need a good lead, maybe we can dance together sometime and write a few lines.. see what happens.
Date: 6/13/2018 7:55:00 AM
Excellent write! A delightful read!
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:25:00 AM
Thank you, Kim!
Date: 6/13/2018 6:06:00 AM
Wonderful lyrics, Chance. I can see why it is one of your favorites. This should be put to music. T.J
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:33:00 AM
Hi Teppo, grateful for your kind words and your suggestion!
Date: 6/13/2018 1:19:00 AM
Excellent. Nicely done but sad. Thank you sharing it.
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:31:00 AM
Ravi, thank you for your encouragement!
Date: 6/12/2018 11:24:00 PM
Glad this isn't about you leaving... It's a beautiful piece. Anyone who's not the real passion in someone's life should bow out. Passion takes precedence.
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Date: 6/14/2018 5:30:00 AM
Passion should be in your name, Eileen. You exude it in all you do and say. And most especially, it's draped over all your poetry!!
Date: 6/12/2018 9:28:00 PM
Beautiful lyrics Chance..If only she could be his poetry in motion..
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Date: 6/12/2018 9:29:00 PM
Exactly.. when a lady is a lyric you can't take your eyes off of her!
Date: 6/12/2018 6:27:00 PM
Do you have someone putting music to your lyrics?
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Date: 6/12/2018 7:17:00 PM
Not currently.. I'd like very much to find such a talent. I play guitar but I'm not really skilled in composing.
Date: 6/12/2018 6:26:00 PM
Wow, this was a powerfully written sad poem. How the 2 couldn't somehow blend together with his writing and her wishes. Very well written. :)
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Date: 6/12/2018 7:21:00 PM
Wouldn't that be a dream! This poor fella lost the girl everyone else was chasing. He won her with his lines and lost her the same way. The allure of a blank canvas, ready to be transformed , was just too intoxicating!
Date: 6/12/2018 4:20:00 PM
Hello Chance, Thanks for your recent comment on my poem: "Love's Dilemma." I see from your list of poems that you have a definite verve for lyrical poetry!! I enjoy it very much as well!! After reading "Goodbye" here, I can see why you say it's one of your favorite writes. I agree with Nette below -- this one would make a great song. Superb Work!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 6/12/2018 7:23:00 PM
I'm humbled by your kind words, Gary!
Date: 6/12/2018 2:43:00 PM
poignantly beautiful, chance... i so wish love would be a two-way street, most of the time... please turn this into a song... huggs
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Date: 6/12/2018 7:44:00 PM
Love's pull is rarely congruent and most settle for far less than what could be. But for those who seek until they breath heaven's air.. speechless!
Date: 6/12/2018 8:27:00 AM
A wonderful write Chance; can tell right away what the guy's first love is!~Che :)
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Date: 6/12/2018 7:39:00 PM
Mystery is captivating. The perfect girl is not enough without it. The magic of the pen, is a thousand yet unknown stories, from one's soul.. each one, beautifully mysterious, still hidden in its reservoir.
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