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Goodbye Poems | Examples of Goodbye Poetry

Goodbye Poems - Examples of all types of goodbye poetry to share and read. This list of goodbye poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of goodbye poetry. This list of works about goodbye is an excellent resource for examples on how to write goodbye poems.

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Premium Member the polar bear
A child is somewhere scribbling, not quite knowing what to say, a junkie with a habit of empty words. The smart money’s on failure and I can’t seem to sleep, the moon is leaking sliver fears. The polar-bear cocktail, paints a chalk...Read More
Categories: goodbye, 11th grade, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse

Soldiering On
The dead never get to say goodbye, as they charge across the line Finality left to those who live, still victimized by time The dead never get to say hello, a bust that’s now recast Their sacrifice a milepost —beyond the futurepast (Valley...Read More
Categories: death, goodbye, hello,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wake Me Up
WAKE ME UP Wake me up; for I have been sleeping far too long Remind me of sweet music; let me break into song Let my feet beat to a rhythm, let them set me free I'm getting sick...Read More
Categories: goodbye,
Form: Couplet
Night's Foil
A serene evening with a gentle star-filled sky, ruined by your lie....Read More
Categories: anger, betrayal, divorce, goodbye,
Form: Haiku
Acquiescence toward mortality
Management here at Highland Manor Apartments sent out word that tomorrow, January twenty third, two thousand and twenty one, we (all residents) will receive the first (of two) inoculations to stave off getting COVID-19, hence mine poetic title might seem absurd. Aforementioned...Read More
Categories: goodbye, absence, adventure, faith, funeral,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Belonging
Categories: goodbye, poverty,
Form: Free verse
~dedicated to Anni who is moving on to meet up with her beloved Carl~ alone behind grey hospital walls she picks up the phone and calls each grand-daughter to say a final goodbye she feels today’s the day Submitted on: January 21, 2021 Contest:...Read More
Categories: death, goodbye, grandmother, journey,
Form: Free verse
    ~Tribute to A Leader~ High above Mount Rushmore, ...Read More
Categories: america, appreciation, goodbye, leadership,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member heading home
From the window of my father’s car Golden hairs upon my arm, corn silks blowing in the wind, Wave goodbye to summer. Hair, now gold to silver grain Receding now, I’m leaving, once again. A thumbing mind goes flipping past Garages,...Read More
Categories: goodbye, appreciation, day, dream, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member no room at the top
so the penny drops and the buck finally...Read More
Categories: allusion, america, corruption, goodbye,
Form: Senryu
When I leave Sadly it may seem I am entering another dimension A rebirth of the soul Another possibility of living Tears are meant to be wiped It is okay, you can cry Awakening is meant to be painful It is alright, gives...Read More
Categories: goodbye, adventure, change, courage, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 'It's over'
Steely-eyed tight-lipped she mouthed the words 'It's over' twice, so they'd sink in all the way no tear in her eye nor gulp in her throat guarding her pounding heart as she cleaved his in two...Read More
Categories: goodbye, lost love, love
Form: Free verse
No Offense
Is that what you think? Is that what you know? Stories you've heard, time passed and consoled. Moments ended in a blink of an eye, All Hell breaks loose hoping you'll die. A blurry silence, But an extremely loud pain, Driving you...Read More
Categories: angst, bullying, dark, goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
Lost Pages Of A Poet
Pages with my life on them Angst, love, happiness, friendship, death, sadness Words never to be read again Feelings never to be felt again Tall-tales never to be shared again Nobody besides me will ever know they existed Sexual encounters, loves...Read More
Categories: absence, creation, goodbye, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Hello morning the seasons dawn rise up, rise up sun it's time for the Moon to sleep Sleep on, sleep on moon Till the dawn of dusk until the night Just dawn until then morning rise...Read More
Categories: goodbye, analogy, good morning, good
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Goodbye Poems

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Definition | What is Goodbye in Poetry?