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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

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,
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 How Do You Say Goodbye
How do you say goodbye to someone you've loved
With whom you have shared your life
Is a goodbye enough or "I'll see you around"
After walking together...

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Categories: emotions, goodbye, lost love,
Form: Lyric
Kiss goodbye

Kiss Goodbye


I remember grandpa, he used to bounce me on his knee
He would always be there, is what he said to me
That kiss I...

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Categories: goodbye, i love you,
Form: Lyric
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 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: goodbye, confusion, corruption, dark, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Black Cloak
It's like a black cloak around our world bringing misery and death
Virologists are saying " you ain't seen nothing yet" 
If only our leaders would...

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Categories: death, evil, goodbye, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Have a lovely day

Have a lovely day

Pushed now to the limit by a never ending whisper
Lost behind the meaning of a question I can’t hear
Dreaming of a day...

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Categories: goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Summer Rain
I wade into the surf and stand alone,

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Categories: bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm,
Form: Rhyme
Wind whistling through the weeping willow tree
Its teary leaves drip silently into the fast flowing river
They float freely dancing in the dappled daylight
Caught in the...

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Categories: emotions, goodbye,
Form: Free 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 Frozen Farewell

Your breath upon the window freezes, lace

               Yet, warm against my...

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Categories: analogy, christmas, goodbye, lost
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Our Life is a Poem
life is a guesthouse,
no one overstays their welcome.

As background music
slowly muffles into softer tones,
breaths struggle to appease.
Deep painful faint sighs,
fall like crumbling leaves -
I'm vulnerable...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: assonance, death, goodbye, sad,
Form: Free verse
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: goodbye, absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
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: goodbye, celebration, character, dedication, farewell,
Form: Free verse
I'm Not Your Puppet
I’m Not Your Puppet

Don’t you ever forget
that I’m not your puppet! 
I’m not a toy on a string that you can manipulate,
so you can walk...

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Categories: break up, goodbye, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CHAN

Ghost knight, playing Tolkienesque chords
over common, white noise,

I still hear you, cosmic brother,
strumming the songs of pentagrams 

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Categories: friend, goodbye,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Parting Gifts

                 My Parting Gifts…

Goodbye my son, my only king.

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Categories: father son, goodbye, hope,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Edge of a Whisper

How kind of you to open up my veins,

          With little but his name upon your...

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Categories: beauty, break up, goodbye,
Form: Sonnet
So long ago, or so it now seems,
I lost you and all of our dreams
because you'd changed inside,
a stranger you could no longer hide
In all...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, goodbye, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Where Do We Belong
 Where do we belong      Where did We go wrong

Weren't our emotions deep enough to make us stay

I look back...

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Categories: goodbye,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Good Riddance
I welcomed you twenty twenty, a brand spanking new year
But all you brought with you was death, misery and fear
So I'll be glad to see...

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Categories: death, goodbye, new year,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rainbow Sherbet and dying Poems
I never got why you always
Ate the red pink color out 
The Sherbet ice cream

It was like excavation
How you removed all the cherry
Without even affecting...

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Categories: goodbye, bereavement, best friend, cancer,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Cleaning out your room
This morning
I sifted through years of memories
that ran like sand
through my hands.
A few pieces remained behind;
I put them away.

I sat for a long time
and listened...

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Categories: goodbye, loss,
Form: Free verse
Nothing More To Say
I've nothing more to say
I think I've said it all
I'm out of thoughts and clever rhymes
no words I can recall

I've covered every season
of life and...

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Categories: goodbye, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme