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Goodbye

Goodbye
Such a lonely, sad word
Sometime there is no recovery
No recourse
Just the inevitable 

We say it so casually
Then turn away
Expecting the other to be
But eventually,  they are simply gone

Final as the death of beginnings
Aspirations killed before realization
Unfriendly glares to smiling hellos
Damned before they start

I find little good in its sentiment
It is the termination of
What was; of what is;
What could be..if only

For there are better ways to part
Expressing good wishes--Love
Expectations of joys to come
Lingering with a heart smile

Hasta la vista--Until I see you
Auf wiedersehen-Until we meet
Arrivederci-See you soon
Farvel-Farewell

There are so many other options
So many ways to leave.
Finality arrives on its own.
Such a lonely, sad word--
                                         Goodbye



(So many other languages have beautiful sentiments behind their parting phrases, why do we use one that is so final?)

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Date: 5/18/2015 12:59:00 PM
I agree....that is a poor word...see you later Tim
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/18/2015 1:27:00 PM
Thanks Tim, I like that one much better...LOL ~Jan
Date: 5/18/2015 12:54:00 PM
Agree ... It closes us off from future hurt ... by the finality of just those words ... Nice thought provoking write Janet ...7. Bev
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/18/2015 1:26:00 PM
Thanks Bev...I try never to end a conversation with it...there are so many other ways. Coming to see what else you've been up to since I haven't been commenting.