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Hello and Goodbye

Hello friend, it's been awhile
since I've drowned in the beauty 
of your smile
your eyes
your laughing mystery. 

Hello friend, I've missed you
thought of you many times
things you said run through my mind
I dial your number and hang up
too scared to confront what you represent.

Hello friend, I've missed you
I know I've said it before
you meant so much to me,
still do
you'll never know the love I have for you
it just won't go away. 

Hello friend, I just want you to know,
when we ran into each other 
six weeks ago
my heart fell all over again.
You smiled at me, and said hello,
I knew it was all over then.

Friend, as much as it hurts me to say goodbye
I have to let you go.
As much as I still love you,
I know we'll never be.
Who would've thought three years ago, you'd mean 
so much to me. 

But goodbye friend, I think this is the end
to what we had.
It meant so much more to me than it did to you
the thought makes me sad.
Hello and goodbye friend,
I've missed you.

Copyright © Caitlin Outten | Year Posted 2006

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  1. Date: 9/13/2015 8:25:00 PM

    Caitlin,, wonderful poem. Skat