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Farewell Poems

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Premium Member A Tribute to Kobe
For His forty-one years, he
thrilled us with his moves on the court.
For such a Life as this, no one wants to say goodbye.
This Champion is sadly gone. His child an aspiring
Second in his footsteps.
You wonder why a Life cut so...Read More
Categories: absence, basketball, bereavement, destiny, farewell, jesus, lost,
Form: Free verse

Being on track
I went on to Birmingham
and you went on to Crewe.
Soon you married Cedric,
and I wed Mary Lu.

Was I beneath your station?
To me the truth is plain.
Our chosen destination
brings manifold in train....Read More
Categories: break up, farewell, travel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member fallen shadow
her shadow, fallen,
beneath the weeping of emerald fields-
barriers of broken wings never held her, 
they only left her breathless
she longs for redemption for transgressions
not her fault-
for youth stole her innocence and she is
left one day away from never ending solitude

laden...Read More
Categories: farewell, angst, solitude,
Form: Free verse
My friend heroin
We used to hang out everyday.
                  I did whatever you would say.
           ...Read More
Categories: addiction, break up, dark, drug, farewell, sin,
Form: Rhyme
The Last Time, I Had To See You
You sat them on an icy oak table–
the package of my father’s ashes–
like an old-fashioned box cake.

Your dusty, branch-colored fingers
gripped a pile of pearly white paper sheets
with the profiles of people you were to keep
until their relatives were ready
to let...Read More
Categories: death, farewell, father, grief, hurt, lost, sorrow,
Form: Free verse

It should be fast and painless,
It shoud feel fulfilling.
If pain need be,
It should feel cathartic.

I shall go through it alone,
As I came to this world.
If it decides to take time,
I shall go through it with family.

Honestly, Am not afraid of...Read More
Categories: body, courage, death, desire, farewell, funeral, pain,
Form: Quatrain
I live to remember

My mind a thick fog, a thick fog so deep, 
it threatens to submerge my thoughts. 
I know not why, or how, or even who,
for the fog makes me it's puppet. 
It stutters and now I. 
It forgets and so...Read More
Categories: death, family, farewell, goodbye, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Is leaving so hard?
You left and restart again
A repeating unknown journey 
Is it so hard to say goodbye?

Dear Cancer,
Why did you come back again?
You once left, but what's the point of coming back?
Do you have an unfinished business?
Can't you see...Read More
Categories: farewell, death, sick,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member First Date
Pouring down rain drenching the night
as I climb the steps to your  home.
With one knock, light from within
greets me,
and there you stand,
the scent of herbal essence from your hair,
your brown eyes looking deep into my soul.
You bid farewell to...Read More
Categories: farewell, love, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BREATHLESS - - - once again
tryptophan fills my veins,
lost in lingering lullabies-

i sort out what used to be mine
he was enchanting with evocative eyes,
feverish in tantalizing touches;
a fraction of forgiveness without
atonement made me weak-
and i am left


i am placid and quiescent,
frenzied and unrestrained-
i prosper in...Read More
Categories: farewell, dark, deep, extended metaphor, lost love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Oh Spin Away
I lost another friend today
Lived not close, some distance away
Still through past years together we’d play
Drinking good beer, Ha! what can I say.

O spin away, stars from dreams most felt
Sparkle you fully in glittering abundance
Drawing to you like kinds for...Read More
Categories: death, eulogy, farewell, grief, leaving, memorial, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Brighter than the stars at night
Brighter than the stars at night

Nature is colour, the vastness of space, 
The roll of the thunder, the streams gentle waves.
Goodbye fellow being, be gone to the lost.
Cut down by life, we are still counting the cost,
And we may never...Read More
Categories: farewell, humanity, light, loss, nature, sad, world,
Form: I do not know?
From a Trailer Park in Keokuk
she came from the town of keokuk
  for what she did, she charged a buck 
    or sometimes two;
everyone said she was an evil gal,
but she changed my luck,
  that evil gal from keokuk!

in the...Read More
Categories: angel, death, eulogy, farewell, goodbye, heaven, love,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member comfortable silence
dawn loosens her grip
into where i used to live-
she peeps through emerald
blades of willows weeping;
a myriad of butterflies gently 
sway off into faraway lands…
      fading and barely seeing-
flap - - 
 ...Read More
Categories: farewell, beautiful, inspiration, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member love and leave
i BLED for you-
from my anorexic soul,
it craved nothing and everything
so that you could stay safe and warm

you BLED for you-
the only way you knew how-
sighing sated sentiments for solitude,
never knowing how flawed your veins were

i CRIED for you-
the deepest...Read More
Categories: farewell, extended metaphor, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Farewell to mama
'Farewell to mama'

Before the sun sets, 
And darkness shows its sorrowful
I'll leave this place called 'Home'
For I am in search of my dreams 

Dear mama 
Cry not for me anymore 
Destiny lies in the hand of a traveler 
The...Read More
Categories: farewell, 12th grade, 9th grade, america, anger, blessing,
Form: Free verse
Attila Ilhan translations
Ben Sana Mecburum
by Attila Ilhan
translation by Nurgul Yayman and Michael R. Burch

You are indispensable; how can you not know
that you’re like nails riveting my brain?
I see your eyes as ever-expanding dimensions.
You are indispensable; how can you not know
that I burn...Read More
Categories: break up, farewell, for her, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eulogy

Sing eulogy, O wind, 
Crying out the sorrow,
Howling deep within your zephyr,
For branches where you once entwined
Your restless fingers
Into a joyful melody of rustling boughs
In lyric song;
Hear now, as you pass, only memories
Floating on the air in search of forest...Read More
Categories: farewell, environment, eulogy, goodbye, nature, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
The Tree's Legacy
The tree is dying,
Its color slowly fading,
Desperate, he keeps writing,
Vaguely Degrading.

The tree knows his time has come,
He knows his death is soon,
So he dwells in what he's become,
Wallowing so dark and gloom.

Though he feels he will leave no legacy,
He'll leave...Read More
Categories: beautiful, desire, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's Nothing Personal

I am sick of all the jealous people; I need more in my life
Something more meaningful, something, with less strife

Everyone is always b.tching, having nothing better to do
For them, life is just a competition so shallow that is...Read More
Categories: farewell, meaningful, relationship,
Form: Couplet
Gratitude for saying farewell to disquiet
Obstacles faced for years from sorrow-
Opulent magnetism because I feared
Death would lament my heart again;
But I saw my medallion horizon 
Yearning to touch peace as I’m
Enraptured by the power of…letting go

Tranquility is my harmony and...Read More
Categories: farewell, anxiety, inspiration, new year,
Form: Acrostic
Hate's got its benefits
Each party going their seperate way
Where partly knowing their's is best
means others can't consway

When all is lost to each and all
for coming back together
for what was lost to righteousness
when each was sure to plether

As all who know...Read More
Categories: absence, analogy, divorce, farewell, i miss you,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member - Worth Prioritizing -

                                      The last...Read More
Categories: farewell, life,
Form: Verse

You're such a beautiful creation
Unique among all creatures
Your brilliancy is unhidden
Voice like that of the angels
Smiles like attractive cheese

Your set of teeth is a charm
Sparkling like the galaxies
Always lost when stare at your lips
Still can't rid my...Read More
Categories: abuse, break up, divorce, emotions, farewell,
Form: ABC
Premium Member sadness, my love
sadness, my love

Don't weep for me,
your feelings lost in life's constant toll;
I am not the one you wanted me to be,
don't weep for me;

I am only your love.
Sudden flash, passing;
by a fire underneath,
been struck by lightning;
flesh burning desire;
emotions higher, hearts...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, farewell, miss you, sad love,
Form: Free verse

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