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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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Frozen Farewell

Your breath upon the window freezes, lace

               Yet, warm against my...

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Categories: analogy, christmas, goodbye, lost

Premium Member Summer Rain

I wade into the surf and stand alone,

     Enfolding in my arms, the dust of You,


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Categories: bereavement, goodbye, soulmate, storm,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member My Parting Gifts

                 My Parting Gifts…

Goodbye my son, my only king.

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Categories: father son, goodbye, hope,

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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Wave by Wave
Sometimes I get lost 
in the shallow-sweet depth 
of empty words.

I wade into love like it’s the sea. 
refreshing, at first;
it claims me for its...

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Categories: goodbye,

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,

Premium Member 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,

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,

Premium Member Saying Goodbye to Autumn
It seems we said hello, just yesterday
Do you recall the night you came to town?
You blew in silently, I hoped you'd stay
Time really flies when...

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Categories: angst, autumn, goodbye,

Premium Member Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation
Too hard for me to say goodbye
For all apparent reasons why
Even though we all know it must be
Each heart will someday stop the beat
When the...

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Categories: goodbye, brother, conflict, confusion, courage,

Premium Member Goodbye, My Child
Where cradled canyons sing
Of ebony wood in the forest
There lies a gurgling spring
Where cockcrows sing their chorus
To the melody of singsong birds
There I’ve concealed my...

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Categories: goodbye, adventure, allegory, angel, art,