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Tanka Goodbye Poems | Tanka Poems About Goodbye

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No Goodbye

    All the people gone

        not wanting to say goodbye

            next to you i sit

                frozen unable to weep

                    the earth falls from my small hand...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2013

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Always by my side Together seventeen years Buried you today Silent tears fall like raindrops Why did my dog have to die? 02~08~15 Contest - Tanka Tears – Rick Parise Honourable Mention

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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Inner Struggle

Inner Struggle 

is it the stars
on a cloak of midnight blue
or the moon beams
dancing through the canopy
that eases reality’s view?

the reflection
in the window pane
begs answer
for it’s tears, not rain,
that stream on the glass

silent cascades
bare the resistance
of approval
prayerfully awaiting 
the dawning acceptance

All Rights Reserved @ 4/11/ 2013

Copyright © Debra Squyres | Year Posted 2013

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blinking back tears

   that threaten to flow

       my eyes are burning

this will be our last goodbye

    angels will carry you home

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Time to say goodbye my love

My chain is now frail
Damaged by your weaken link 

My venture begins 
Left with simple forgiveness 

Unwarranted departure. 

Copyright © Dark Mistress | Year Posted 2013

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Her Last Footsteps

                                   small and frail, she labors

                                          over the sand

                                       touching the ocean

                                feeling the breeze one last time

                                 before waves of death claim her

Written on 3/16/2015
Modern Tanka Form
For Tanka 2 Poetry Contest

Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2015

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Hello and Goodbye

Hello and Goodbye The final story of Life As Time marches on Its irreversible path That can never be erased

Copyright © john beharry | Year Posted 2014

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The Exodus

Oh this hour is ill
rends those it should reunite
together as one,
yet my wings from you in flight
time it is to say goodbye.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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My Dearest

I held her cold hand
She silently slipped away 
I sank into tears
Her gift is on the table 
I wrapped it myself, today.

Copyright © Jonathan Bellmann | Year Posted 2013

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System Overload

Darkness consumes me
Corrupted thoughts take over
Soul becomes hollow
Self castigation occurs
Tears of blood destroys all hope

Copyright © Dustin Craig | Year Posted 2013

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Trees swaying at night
Dark…with stars shimmering bright
Silhouettes of you
I hear the music inside
It has stopped and you are gone

Copyright © maritza pagan | Year Posted 2013

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Unrequited Loves

mental railing
against my past unrequited 
only faintly remembered
and left frozen in time

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Goodbye dear friend

To simplicity
hail to you a stress free day...
another friend falls
into intellect aims high
high as the sky—yes heaven.

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2010

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Love's city limits

Love’s city limits

Hands still warm but letting go

Stars sparkle in tears

Glimmering eyes say goodbye

I should not have let you go


Michael F. Lewis


Copyright © Michael F Lewis | Year Posted 2013

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Saying Goodbye

She rests now in peace in a satin-lined casket calm as frozen stream O death, where's thy victory? My Mother's now in God's care!
I dedicate this to my Mom who passed away last Wednesday, 2/4/2015)
Tanka Tears contest by Rick Parise

Copyright © Abdul Malik | Year Posted 2015

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When leaves in whisper
say goodbye to all at fall
once of life--- mutates
combats the chill of the eve
to waltz within heartless breath.

Mighty Sycamore
shaking off the morning dew
mist that envelops
undaunted spoiling the view
nature’s meltdown renewed.

So autumn imprints
aging--- all life at its best
when hue red and gold
scurry along woodland chase
driven by the artful wind.

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2010

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My Tom

lonely tears streaming
drown her weariness of life
reaching ever down,
she placed her love like flowers
upon her stalwart, best friend.

Copyright © Jonathan Bellmann | Year Posted 2015

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Stationary Prisoner

bidding her farewell,
mist of unsaid confessions
rail track  forever
in legs turned heavy anklets 
--stationary prisoner--

Copyright © Neelam Sangwai | Year Posted 2014

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Harrowing Goodbye

Sighs and tears escaped
From an enamored couple
When both realized
Love had withered forever 
Lacking of fertilizers


Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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height of knowing peace

joyous in splendid wonder

truth master of all

inner heart of each traversed

the wind is untamed and free

Copyright © lonnie lucas | Year Posted 2014

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Sometimes far away 
Is expressed with unique gaze
Telling emotions 
Cowardly kept by the fear
Leaving possibility

Example For Goodbye Contest
September 27, 2016

Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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Left breathless

We just said goodbyes
And I miss you already,
Leaving me breathless
Twice, at the first sight of you
And the last one for the day

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Unsaid Goodbye

Mind defeats reason
Goodbyes said without a word
Win rational thoughts
When unexistent feelings
Are seen as reality


Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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Ferry to Freedom

Leaning on the rail,
Clasping a clutch bag of dreams.
Sea spray blends with tears.
Propellers churn memories,
Of Love betrayed and submerged.

Copyright © Mike Miller | Year Posted 2017

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Kiss The Past Goodbye

Kiss the past goodbye

She gets in her car to drive

Top down, wind in hair

Future anticipation

She's not turning back again.


(January 21, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

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A shredded whisper
shuffles in the corner of
an unsteady tear
I miss the smell of your shirt
when hugs wiped away my fear
4/11/2017 Tanka contest

Copyright © Lukas Ficklin | Year Posted 2017

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No one likes them much

we must use them at least once

tears are prevalent

although some are not quite sad

Goodbyes are always must haves

Copyright © Joshua Loefgren | Year Posted 2006

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Don't cry so shy
Little lullaby, sigh, sigh
Dimply surprise
Kissing the sky not ever
Saying good bye fly sky high

Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | Year Posted 2017

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I'll let it all fade
Remembrances about you
Forget your angelic smile
I've already admit it
Losing the competition

Copyright © Marmandy Abadilla | Year Posted 2017

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Sayonara version three

It's time to depart
I'll treasure those memories
I'm very thankful
Those happiness and sadness
I'll never forget those days

Copyright © Marmandy Abadilla | Year Posted 2017