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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 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,
Form: Dramatic 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 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
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
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



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
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse
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 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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Categories: farewell, absence, best friend, cancer,
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Never Out of Season - A Short Story
     I was wiping the dust off an old snow globe in the upstairs attic, when a mop of honey-blonde hair...

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Categories: farewell, august, bereavement, blue, christmas,
Form: Narrative
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 - 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: farewell, blue, cancer, death, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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 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 Poet Convention 2014
Poet Convention

Lost in a poets convention, 
I can't recall every poem, I've read through the years
50518, unique comments I 'validate'--- 
Thank You For Sharing Your...

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Categories: celebration, character, dedication, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Soul mates solace
When my final shadows cling on desperately
Where I fight formidable battles
to merely hold the light
I send you loving vibrations
and soul sustenance
Deep from the cathedral
of one...

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Categories: farewell, art, bereavement, body, care,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Words left behind
It's a gray cloud covered day
cold and rainy to match my mood,
my mind is on this irrational sense of loss
felt deep inside; I sigh
as I...

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Categories: farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Simple Man, Just Striving To Have A Simple Soul
Simple Man, Just Striving To Have A Simple Soul

There was no great air of mystery about him
tho' kind, too much of his life had been...

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Categories: death, deep, endurance, farewell,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ancient Embers

     My Chief ...

Thoughts go back to it again, the day you found me on the plain,
   Bloody from...

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Categories: appreciation, farewell, father, fire,
Form: Couplet
Cardinal
The years have stolen details from my mind.
Your face, once clear, has faded like a print
Within an album ready to unbind
And plunder from this sadness...

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Categories: farewell, grief,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Subtraction Man
He used to be three dimensional
and then he became two
I know it seems far fetched 
But I’m telling you it’s true

In two dimensions
he could still...

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Categories: farewell, humor, symbolism,
Form: Quatrain
Requiem for Summer
She vanishes in golden light -

one last flare before coldest sleep.

Now dew-tears weep among the yews

and autumn mists softly shroud her.

Trees gently lay down wreaths...

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Categories: death, farewell, summer,
Form: Free verse
The Last Gold Leaf
The last gold leaf hangs on the bough;
summer is just a memory now.
You, too, have gone, my golden friend;
our summer days came to an end.

We...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, death, farewell,
Form: Elegy