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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.
Premium Member My Last Day
Welcome to my last day You’re lookin’ really good today Your beauty radiates against my brain Seeing you bring tears to my eyes It’s my last day It’s my final day before you Thanks for dressing up In your boots with...Read More
Categories: goodbye, absence, betrayal, break up,
Form: Free verse

Goodbyes Aren’t just When someone passes away. Goodbyes aren’t only When you’re leaving the house. It’s not just goodbye To your mom or your dad. It’s not leaving the house And yelling out the door. It’s more than just A wave at the...Read More
Categories: emotions, feelings, goodbye, growth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pappy's Party
arthritic hands search the fretboard finding chords that hurt the least the old guitar brings a toothless grin then we sneak a sip of whiskey...Read More
Categories: age, goodbye, grandfather,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member titled
(This time I've quoted my own poem titles. Everything in quotes is a title.) "Dear reader," again, this monolog persists. We're no longer "sparring" with figurative fists. "The blood of an Englishman" is my last token, "cursive curtsies" for...Read More
Categories: betrayal, goodbye, hurt, lost
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member First Bite
An English au pair with a love for fruit Worked for a family with loads of loot When she bit into a pear Their son bit into au pair She slapped him, his parents gave her the boot...Read More
Categories: family, fruit, goodbye, kid,
Form: Limerick

“You and me somewhere under the same sky with shooting stars Maybe sitting silently on the hoods of our cars, I would be wishing the world to be ours Upon a falling star While you may be playing our...Read More
Categories: break up, goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
“You know it still hurts Sometimes I wonder why it didn’t worked, May be we were not meant to be together But what was it with your promises to be with me forever, May be for you...Read More
Categories: goodbye, break up, for him,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Walk Through
calendar pages turn and sun drops lower in his orbit tired of living the zenith. So as be some old souls ...Read More
Categories: death, goodbye, heaven,
Form: Free verse
I should've predicted the dilemma right from the start. When you parked your car, sideways, across my heart. Too far gone to see, too emotionally invested to care. A gradoise illusion to your thousand yard...Read More
Categories: angst, break up, goodbye,
Form: Rhyme
Not good enough
As the sun rose, She felt her eyes close. From trying to drown out all her thoughts, She was weary and distraught. All those efforts to try and stay sane, Got weaker as they felt her pain. People saw her stand...Read More
Categories: goodbye, death, depression, family, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
The last thing I saw On your face was A tear, as it rolled Down your beautiful face You're breathing became shallow You took one more Suddenly, there was silence No more breathing You were gone and now all is lost You were the...Read More
Categories: goodbye, loss,
Form: Free verse
A Visit To The Mortuary
A VISIT TO THE MORTUARY Makinde Adebayo Adeniyi Sleeping on the slab Surrounded by kith and kin In a conference of blab No thought of sin All opinions in the bin Naked like a newborn Helpless like a lost chick No thought about...Read More
Categories: death, farewell, goodbye,
Form: Free verse
Elegy to the Uyghur Khaganate
O Glorious and Wise Empire of the East Slaughtered by cold winter’s wrath and the azure dragon For this world had no place to lay your gentle head Your monasteries of light now some mists...Read More
Categories: goodbye, history, hope, memorial,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Farewell to Summer
Fading blossoms drooping low in abeyance Arouse Summer’s suspicions that now Autumn Races forward, seeking Summer’s abdication. Even as the birds plan their migration south, Willful Summer scoffs as she stifles the wind, Eventually losing to the tug of...Read More
Categories: autumn, bird, goodbye, rain,
Form: Acrostic
Precious Minute
Never mind the hour We still have a minute To say hi and hello And hug and kiss goodbye....Read More
Categories: emotions, goodbye, love, tribute,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Goodbye Poems

Read wonderful goodbye poetry on the following sub-topics: break up, coworker, cousin, dad, farewell, friend, funny, grandma, grandpa, her, him, love, retirement, saying, sister, student, teacher, and more.

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