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Best Farewell Poems

Below are the all-time best Farewell poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of farewell poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Frozen Farewell

Your breath upon the window freezes, lace

               Yet, warm against my...

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Categories: farewell, analogy, christmas, goodbye, lost love, love
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: farewell, anti bullying, art, beauty, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

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Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon
Like...

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Categories: anger, death, farewell, memory, mother, sick,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Poet in Recluse
I relinquish my pen before the storm
of her tears falling upon my bare arm
her gentle whispering breathed in my ear
Muse of mine, adieu to your...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: farewell, emotions, solitude,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Listen To Life
Have you not heard me?

Borne upon the air at dusk, dancing ... I have whispered you in a million voices
    Still, you...

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Categories: farewell, life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Dusk
Melting sorrows drift toward tomorrow
when sounds dance in hushed irrelevance.
Sacred seconds are held in creation's tawny yolk
as crystal waves of wind bid farewell to this...

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Categories: farewell, sunset,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Last letter
Oh my dearest love, how longingly I recall
Amorous wink of joy, teasing zealous eyes
When you held my hand on journey of life
And never let go...

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Categories: farewell, goodbye, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Between the words of my father
I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you...

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Categories: farewell, father son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sunny Horizons
POTD 20 Dec 2018

Like sand in an hour glass
Time moves so fast
A precious commodity
Not meant to last

Measured in hours
Minutes unfold
Time waits for no man
So I’ve...

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Categories: appreciation, farewell, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
The Poets I Hope to Meet in Heaven - A Tribute to Chan Hurst 1979-2014
A few poems written by Chan Hurst, (Just That Archaic Poet)

I hope that we can find some comfort in them at this sad time.


"A Rational...

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Categories: dedication, farewell, friend, miss you, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stairway to the Stars
stairway to the stars
celestial light beckons me
no puddles overflow with tears 
my life’s silent movie
reruns in my mind

not a loved one left behind
those I cherish...

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Categories: farewell, kiss,
Form: Free verse
Escape
Escape
Introducing: Carl Fraser & Poet Destroyer

Oh Paint me a far away horizon
Across a tranquil azure sea,
Where sits a peaceful deserted island
Where no one lives but...

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Categories: allusion, blessing, dream, farewell, uplifting, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thirty-Eight, Cancer Poem: For Sharon
Thirty Eight ( Corny Cancer Poem) For Sharon

Hallmark has a million cards in their catalog
And not one of them says,
Life Sucks
American greetings had nothing that...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, best friend, cancer, farewell, fear,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Memories Of Bygone Days
Memories Of Bygone Days


O' yes,  how well I remember her still
giant black oak atop big wooded hill
Those treasured days now long flown by
our free...

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Categories: emotions, farewell, goodbye, heartbreak, history, journey,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Marriage of Seasons
November’s sitting at her loom.
For gown of lace, a wrap she weaves,
And when she meets her dauntless groom,
They’ll dance among the fallen leaves.

For gown of...

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Categories: dance, farewell, silver,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member O' Butterfly
O' Butterfly, a child, disgraced 
Bewitched without a chance
Beguiled, exquisitely endowed. Frail wings held no escape
Such innocence would glaze her eyes, as gossamer might do

He...

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Categories: farewell, butterfly,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - I Died A Little Inside - A Sad Bluebell Story -

A windswept bluebell I am
even though the sun is high in the sky
The wind ruffled the hair
my skin would slowly freeze like mosaic
Want to paint...

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Categories: blue, cancer, death, emotions, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'll Always Remember
I will always remember the moment we met.
(Haunting woodlands in springtime, your slim silhouette)
The glint in your eyes sparked a tempest at dawn
overwhelming the dreams...

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Categories: farewell, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Bridge - Here for you
when your heart is weak
not beating well.
Your tired and weariness overcomes
I will hold your hand,
whispering softly in your ears
I am here for you.

Time has come...

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Categories: farewell,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member ON THE SAME BLESSED GROUND
When I see the moon, I think of you.
When the flowers bloom I think of you
but with the rain my teardrops fall.
If only I could...

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Categories: farewell, i love you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member On the Horizon

On the Horizon

My limbs and leaves are trembling
My green days of shade and blue shadow near gone,
For on the near horizon lies
The first cold flail...

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Categories: farewell, life, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sweet Butterfly
a warm zephyr blew you into our lives
we knew not from whence you came
your flight was delicate, your colors vibrant 
we were enamored by your...

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Categories: farewell, bereavement, hope,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Unforgettable
You are unforgettable 
never alone
No distance to far
a screen prayer or phone

You’ve always been strong 
I know by what I’ve read
It doesn’t matter
those things he’s...

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Categories: betrayal, farewell,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Butterfly in My Pocket
I have a butterfly in my pocket,
that will never fly again.
When I think back to yesterday,
it’s a pretty reminder of my pain.

Butterflies aren’t meant for...

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Categories: angst, farewell, leaving,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member ''death of a friend''

death is near-
a fading out    tomorrow will never be-
gone away        an empty shell will dwell

birds...

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Categories: farewell, death, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse