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Best Goodbye Poems

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


Premium Member GOODBYE
(NOTHING MORE TO SAY)

I've seen the way you look at me
I've seen the way you look at them
Without wanting to admit, you hate everything I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: break up, conflict, goodbye, how i
Form: Free verse



Premium Member The last goodbye
Inviting vibrancy as the season changed
Smiley faces bloomed, reopening dreams. 
Seeing you there marked a blessed event
Akin to magical when first time eyes met.

Breezing trees...

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Categories: goodbye, imagery, love, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Sometimes we don't get a chance to say goodbye
sometimes
we don't get a chance
to say goodbye

you sit there
tears in your eyes
wondering why

and

it don't make sense
to be strong
because it stings

you can't explain
the pain each
memory brings

and

the...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: goodbye, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Silent Goodbye
I forgot myself today
as melancholic melodies 
overwhelm each beat
of my wandering heart.

The sanctimonious sun deceives
as a bitter breeze breathes
against sullen silent surfaces.

Recycled emotions penetrate
with a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: goodbye, absence, i miss you, lost love,
Form: Prose
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: goodbye, abuse, addiction, anger, body, boyfriend, bullying,
Form: Rhyme



Silent Page
Silent Heart

Sad, as it maybe, I had to break my OWN heart, 
Too many nights, I sat there all torn apart
A dream girl, 
Sitting under...

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Categories: confusion, corruption, dark, deep, goodbye, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
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: goodbye, life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
My Last Poem -of 2012-
The last poem…

Standing against the wall. 
The longest teardrop made its fall. 
Making one final call.
Never will I write about my letters again.

This prison is...

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Categories: goodbye, depression, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Autumn Afterglow
Autumn Afterglow

As halcyon summer days 
    wave goodbye
Bucolic trees seen from 
    an autumn sky
Become a cynosure 
 ...

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Categories: goodbye, autumn, beauty, october, seasons, sky, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In The Moment



Sitting by his bed
Labored breathing
Time is short 
Holding his hand
A prayer – for him, for me
Be strong and courageous
Eyes blink open for a moment
Then nothing...

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Categories: goodbye, grief, life, love,
Form: I do not know?
A Near-to- death State Of Mind
He lies, warm and straight; unmoving.
Free from pain in his transitionary world;
safe within a love that shared his body and mind.
Without her altruistic and unyielding...

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Categories: goodbye,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Silence personified
I am nature,
soul of a mountain,
buried under a billion snowflakes.

I float like butterflies,
from petal to petal.
As cinereal clouds clear,
under a glistening sunrise,
I illuminate like a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: goodbye, analogy, metaphor, silence,
Form: Personification
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
Stardust Road
“Stardust Road.”

"Soft defense is driven by my thoughts,
I vanish away into yesterday’s scenic road,
Set the mood among the dark clouds,
Wish I could go back to...

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Categories: goodbye, adventure, nostalgia, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oh, Heavenly Night
That night we kissed, my heart became a butterfly.
It sprouted wings and danced across the velvet sky,
then leapt across the multitude of stars there strewn
along...

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Categories: goodbye, heart, night,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member And Sweet Is Her Demise
In primrose twilight, summer is still near.
She whispers in my ear; I hear her in
the one lone owl that hoots to only me.
I wake to...

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Categories: goodbye, autumn, death, summer,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member When the piano bleeds pain
It's 3 am,
her pillow soaked in regret.
Loss has left her spirit lonesome,
darkness a definition of insanity.

In the silence of the night,
vexatious voices vibrate inside
her somber...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: goodbye, angst, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Alliteration
Be Gone , Do Not Look Me In The Eyes
Be gone..
Do not look me in the eyes 

We were not belongers
But,Intruders 
who happened to trespass 
into each other's  lives 

We were no Romeo...

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Categories: goodbye, absence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer Rain
I wade into the surf and stand alone,
                 ...

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Categories: bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm, true love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member As fields become barren
What has become of me?
Like a madman laughing in the rain,
wandering through fields of barley,
where ghosts whisper my name.

Hesitantly venturing forward,
reluctant to turn back,
loved ones...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: goodbye, analogy, death,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Poe's Untimely Demise
Come close and learn the mystery
 buried o'er there on yonder hill.
 The truth revealed in whisp'ring wind
 was hid these past two centuries-
 a...

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Categories: goodbye, addiction, anxiety, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member House On Memory Lane
Feeling nostalgic, I went back home
To a house on Memory Lane
A sentimental trip, through the years that have flown
To a three bedroom, small white, wood...

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Categories: goodbye, memory, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Slipped On A Tear Drop
I  s l i p p e d  on a teardrop and landed in her arms. She never knew how much I needed...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: goodbye, death, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member FORGIVE AND FORGET
I asked you what I have done wrong
But there is no response - just a stony silence
No words can convey my guilt, my inner sadness

This...

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Categories: goodbye, forgiveness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - A One Way Ticket -


Hills come alive with sweet sounds of birds whistling tunes
Filled with harmonious peace, you sail within time
Gentle whispering winds through branches of trees call

When you...

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Categories: goodbye, beauty, deep, journey, life, universe,
Form: Free verse