Don’t Say Goodbye

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Why must you leave?
All our love means
Nothing to you now.
Don’t say goodbye.

My hand is slipping.
Our past is forgotten
by you, Unknowing
to her.

Goodbye forever,
I won’t waver.
I promise to be
Happy. Don’t.
Say Goodbye.


Day 10 is already here! This course has come and gone in a blink of an eye. It’s been a pleasure to write poetry every day (save for one) and to read all of the participant’s wonderful writing.

Today’s prompt is brought to you by: Lucile de Godoy from Bridging Lacunas. Thanks for such a lovely prompt to close this course on! Until next time!

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16 Responses to Don’t Say Goodbye

  1. sparshsehgal says:

    Hands do slip in the journey of life and bidding farewell to our loved ones is the most difficult task of the world. Beautifully put in words.

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  2. Letting go is so very hard. You described it so well!

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  3. The image of the hand slipping in your poem is simply beautiful! It’s a sad poem, with regret and loss in all the words.
    A small spelling correction: I think you meant “waver,” which means “hesitate” or “vacillate.” (“Waiver” has a different meaning).
    In any case, the use of the word “waver” in that context is absolutely beautiful — such a well-written poem!

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  4. Such a sad and beautiful poem!
    “I promise to be
    Happy. Don’t.
    Say Goodbye.”
    Love the structure of this – so effective and speaks volumes!

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  5. clcouch123 says:

    The title of the poem and more so the content brought to mind (and mind’s ear) the song that Gollum sings (or that’s sung with Gollum’s voice, if Gollum had a singing voice) at the end of the movie of The Two Towers. I was taken with that song the first time I heard it and have listened (and thought about it) many times since. “All our love/Means nothing to you now.” A reasonable understanding, given the (poetic) situation. Thanks!

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