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Best Leaving Poems

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


Premium Member Leaving Wales
Wales to me is her Celtic tribal history,	
Wales to me is walks upon her shores.
Wales to me is her druids, saints, and mystery,	
the soil I...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: leaving, longing, love,
Form: Lyric



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: leaving, break up, conflict, goodbye,
Form: Free verse
Too good to ever last
Too good - to ever last    suggested bpm 80

Vs1
When we first met, I never thought
that you could ever love me...
You were the...

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Categories: leaving, break up, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Kiss the Rain
I'm leaving now, but here is a reminder
'Twill bring to you the days we walked through rain
So when you wish to feel my hand in...

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Categories: leaving, girl, people, rain, romantic,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Last Poem for You, My Mate
A Last Poem for You, My Mate

If Death comes calling in colorful spring
I hope it will come in the month of May
When our garden is...

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Categories: death, fate, leaving, life,
Form: Rhyme



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 The Last Love Letter To the West
I can't recall 
       the day you left
  Empty words going west
      ...

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Categories: deep, feelings, heart, leaving,
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: leaving, absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
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: leaving, art, bereavement, body, care,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nevermore Will Raven Return
 *Note:  A 60-year annual tradition that involved a mysterious visitor leaving three 
roses at the grave of writer Edgar Allan Poe on the...

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Categories: leaving, mysteryhouse, loss, birthday, grave,
Form: Narrative
where barren branches touch newborn leaves
Scurrying on my way home, a little leaf catches my eye, and I am compelled yet again to slow down.

a whirlwind of thoughts
compete with swaying...

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Categories: absence, introspection, leaving, life,
Form: Haibun
The Sparrow
He called it love and his captivating way,
   She called it fear and longed for the day.
All alone she cried those bitter nights,
...

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Categories: leaving, husband, lost love, sad,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member You Let the Moment Pass
Eternity within your grasp
My plea? To undo the clasp
Let Desire wash away
Tomorrow and yesterday
Every other thought and dream
Meaningless I make them seem
Had you let the...

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Categories: leaving, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Changing Seasons
autumn winds whisper
turning over a new leaf
requires letting go...

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Categories: fear, freedom, friendship, leaving,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Pearls of Wisdom

When it is time for me to pass away
I’ll pack and leave; I dare not overstay.
But ere I drift out slowly with the tide
I’d wish...

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Categories: giving, leaving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Friendship's Omission
As I
Soak in hummingbird’s exhale
I feel tragic sonatas
Trying to chain
Trying to crucify
My sedentary grip on instability

I smell the repugnant commoner
Blasting scattered shots
Against yesterday’s decent

I became...

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Categories: forgiveness, friendship, leaving, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beautiful
Lusting the passions of a secret desire
Unwinding the mystery of my needs
Funerals are for the future
Internment I ask be deferred
Timeless is my youth
Useless is my...

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Categories: leaving, autumn, beauty, death, french,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Armadilly Billy, The Slingshot Kidster
Armadilly came galloping into Troll Lake, bent on seeking a new life, to unwind.
He’d rode out of the Badlands, leaving only a trail of blowing...

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Categories: leaving, adventure, fantasy, funny, imagination,
Form: Light Verse
For Two Timing Husbands
How many tears must fall from brown eyes before I lay me down to sleep.
Where hurtful dreams of betrayal and lies hide in shadows they...

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© Mary Hoose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: leaving, anger, betrayal, break up,
Form: Couplet
Supermarket check-out
Had she looked back at me
Even for just a second ...
Our encounter might have been the stuff of tabloid frenzy. 
But she left quickly a...

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Categories: absence, leaving, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Farewell To This Life
Time for me to say
My last goodbye.
If this mind and outlook of mine
Won't change once I leave.
Then I may attempt
What I've been thinking of
From within...

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Categories: depression, leaving, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THIS ISN'T LIVING


I see you sitting there
Night after night
Living someone else's passions
Worried about some stranger's future
Borrowing some guy's dreams
Involved in another couple's romance
As if you were so...

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Categories: leaving, boyfriend, break up, how
Form: Free verse
Premium Member For Within Thine Eyes, I See Love's Eternal Gaze - a collaboration with Robert Lindley


How shall I, let your kind and most tender heart go
with its immense depths, sweet kisses, resplendent glow.
I could do no such, no more than...

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Categories: leaving, heartbreak, hope, i love
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Muted Love
Not this day
No 
My mouth shall not say
The words that linger
Trailing broken syllables 
From memory bay
Without meaning
I cannot form them
Even as I pray
Turning in guttural...

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Categories: feelings, hate, heartbreak, leaving,
Form: Rhyme
I'm so tired of the lies
I'm so tired of the lies

I've heard... all of these stories before...
I say...it's time to show you the door...

You're so good at... telling your lies
but,...

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Categories: leaving, break up, farewell, games,
Form: Lyric