Some Goodbyes

Some Goodbyes

A Poem by j







































I was surprised

at my

           relief

 

when i finally deleted

  y.o.u.

 

Because you see, as deeply

as you lived beneath dust and abeyance

    you still held your place

among memory markers

     firsts and lasts and

     . . . secret dreams

 

But

But as each of us set about life full forward

   without caution or

   regard

the World took its full measure of

       youth

       innocence . . .

and left

       hard-won lessons, damaged parts, and

       towering, sifting filters

 

And though i face each day

   hobbled

       i can walk that long hill

       my mind is still bright and

 my touch s.o.f.t.

 

And

And i [finally] find

  i take exception to the way you treat me.

 

i thank the World for that.  and God.

 

Some goodbyes . . . i still wonder at the World




© 2015 j



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I haven't read any of your writing in such a long time, so it is so good to see that you are still writing on this site!
I absolutely love your style of writing, it paints such a vivid image. Its so sad, but so beautiful. Good work.
Much love, lily.

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j

2 Years Ago

ohmygoodness!!! my little lilly is back! ya see, we all wait, we do. like homeless kitties who kn.. read more
lily

2 Years Ago

I will be reading more of your work soon. So glad to make this connection again!! I hope all is well.. read more



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Love the picture and the thoughtful words of wisdom in your write. Valentine

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j

2 Years Ago

hi valentine! good to see you again! and thank you most muchly for your kind words.
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This...touched me very deeply. I have felt this way, but you wrote it so beautifully...sooo beautifully ...

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j

2 Years Ago

thank you, sweet lynn. i suspect you and i share a like mind with regard to subject matter.
I haven't read any of your writing in such a long time, so it is so good to see that you are still writing on this site!
I absolutely love your style of writing, it paints such a vivid image. Its so sad, but so beautiful. Good work.
Much love, lily.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

2 Years Ago

ohmygoodness!!! my little lilly is back! ya see, we all wait, we do. like homeless kitties who kn.. read more
lily

2 Years Ago

I will be reading more of your work soon. So glad to make this connection again!! I hope all is well.. read more
~ I cannot be as graceful in my review as the others so I'll just say with confidence: it is poetry like this that proves to me you deserve a place in my WC Hall Of Fame. Excellent writing J. ~

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

By graceful, I mean as good. :)
j

2 Years Ago

oh T -- you are as ever graceful as a gazelle on africa's savannahs . pls don't EVVAH evvah minimiz.. read more
Relic

2 Years Ago

............... :D xxxooo
How is it that it takes a seeming eternity to say some goodbyes? By your own grace and insight you have the wisdom that eludes most of us, who drag ancient weights forever through life, they come to us in our dreams and waking moments at 3 in the morning. You keep on walking that sweet hill and meadow.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

2 Years Ago

i agree, d. and it's something i thought i'd never learn ... that some people are just not good for.. read more
as my grandfather used to say, 'hurrah for our side'...me, i just smile and know your heart is lighter, and what is better than that...whole train loads of love for you, dear girl

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j

2 Years Ago

score one for the team indeed! yes . . . lighter, stronger. a real mile marker for me. :) thank .. read more
This beautiful sadness should be read and read

' .. you still held your place .., among memory markers ... firsts and lasts and ... secret dreams ..'

As beautiful a post as ever written by you, by anyone, in the Cafe, dear j''
Its sadness, near bewilderment, and - suspected more, is put so gently yet graphically. Seems the light on that horizon has opened its arms to your goodbye, knowing it has absolute intention.

You're so missed here..

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

j

2 Years Ago

you bring tears to my eyes, my em. your heart always does that to me. and you read me as tho i wer.. read more

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