Goodbye!

Goodbye!

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

There comes a day when a love that’s frail

Will shatter at a touch,

No matter how long it’s been that way

And has hung together, just,

The storm that gathers at eye and lip

Bursts out of a clear blue sky,

In a day of rage that will turn the page

And will leave you asking why?

 

The clouds will gather, the lightning strike

And the swift torrential rain,

Will tear apart an uncertain heart

And will douse your love with pain,

It matters not if you back away

Or appease a fevered mind,

For words are said that in truth are bled

From a feeling most unkind.

 

You’re torn apart in a retrospect

Of the years you thought were fine,

But now discover that ancient lover

Was keeping tabs on time,

It seems that nothing was ever right

That you did in years before,

The cruel asides and the parting jibes

As they slam that final door.

 

It taints the best of your memories

It empties feelings inside,

It’s like a war with an empty core

Tossed in a sea of pride,

But even then when you can’t pretend

That the end is worth a sigh,

The saddest sound in that dismal round

Is that final word, ‘Goodbye!’

 

David Lewis Paget


© 2015 David Lewis Paget



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Once again your work has left me asking for more, I have no idea how you remain so consistent with such beautiful work. The introduction "There comes a day when a love that’s frail
Will shatter at a touch" just reeled me in, excellent work.

Warren Daniel


Posted 2 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Dam I love this. thanks for the nice poetry.

Posted 1 Month Ago


A very emotional brilliantly penned poem....shot to the heart...breathtaking. ..fantastic use of imagery. ...loved reading this!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

yes, we are the sum of our victories and our failures. Of those lost and those who stay This reminds me of that song by Three Dog Night. One is the Loneliest Number.
Well penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


(But even then when you can’t pretend That the end is worth a sigh, The saddest sound in that dismal round
Is that final word, ‘Goodbye!’) What a powerful ending to a marvelous and emotion-filled write! To me it is always a joy to read poem written in perfect meter and rhyme. Bravo my fellow wordsmith. ~Sharon

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, just wow. My heart is aching reading this, every part of me can feel the emotion behind this poem and it is beautiful despite the pain it has induced. Thank you for sharing such an amazing poem. Keep it up!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very sad, very true. Can love stand the test of time really? I guess only by compromising.

Very nice wording, you are an excellent writer in my view.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You words hit the core of emotion!
A

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow amazingly written keep it up !!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brilliantly written. It's also very relative to so many I've lost.

Cheers!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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