Goodbye

Goodbye

A Poem by Starr Brooks
"

the age old quandary...

"

What is saying goodbye?

To forgive?

To forget?

To make peace?

Or relive regret...


What is saying goodbye,

When you are not ready to go?

To hold sorrow?

To cry?

To hope?

Or borrow time?


What is saying goodbye,

When the time feels right?

To remember?

To smile?

To leave looking forward,

Maybe once look behind...


I’ve felt it all, once, or many times.

Goodbyes aren’t easy,

Not when your unready,

Not when long months waste away in prepare.

But then again,

Neither are hi’s.



© 2017 Starr Brooks



Author's Note

Starr Brooks
I've had to leave behind to someone I loved very much even though I hated it, it got me thinking about how to move on when you never even get to say goodbye, or close the chapter, just like that, it's over.
I still don't really have an answer...

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This is a far-reaching expression, not limited to the parameters you've offered in your author's note. This is a good way to look at "goodbye" -- being a choice of any number of things. To me, having a choice is liberating. We can chose to turn it into a lesson & move on. We don't have to be crippled for months or years (altho that's much easier said than done many times). I like the way you've structured your poem into discrete groups of ideas for stanzas, which share some wording style parallels. Nicely thought-provoking.

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This is a far-reaching expression, not limited to the parameters you've offered in your author's note. This is a good way to look at "goodbye" -- being a choice of any number of things. To me, having a choice is liberating. We can chose to turn it into a lesson & move on. We don't have to be crippled for months or years (altho that's much easier said than done many times). I like the way you've structured your poem into discrete groups of ideas for stanzas, which share some wording style parallels. Nicely thought-provoking.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Those long months are the worst. It's truly better to talk about it before it comes to that, but sometimes it's far from easy. Well done and thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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I can relate to this right now, horrible not to say goodbye and you never see nor hear from them ever again. Well written, I'd say.

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Starr Brooks

1 Month Ago

Thank you!
This was a very touching poem that so expertly captured the difficulty of saying goodbye (especially when you've gotten so used to their presence). Indeed, it is rather hard to have to say good bye to someone you love and will miss very much. I loved it! Thank you for sharing :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


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goodbyes come in such varied shapes and sizes - this depicts this so beautifully

Posted 1 Month Ago


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I see the disbelief of how we can continue moving forward when love, trading memories with each other, cradling the eyes with just one gentle understanding and knowing life hands you things to keep and some you can't have forever but we continue to love that someone, person or something you can't let go of even when goodbye is present. To answer is somewhere along the broken road with fragile beauty still there to catch you when you fall. You speak very truthfully and something we can all relate to. I remember this quote from the Notebook " The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” Keep writing and thanks for posting this absolute beautiful poem. Sincerely your friend in poetry and life.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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I learn the hard way. Never leave someone you care for with anger and struggle. I went to war and many people I loved were gone(Die).
"What is saying goodbye?
To forgive?
To forget?
To make peace?
Or relive regret..."
The above lines are needed. My grandfather wisdom was. "Never go to sleep or leave the house holding anger. We are family. Last words spoken cannot be forgotten. Make them good words. " Thank you dear poet for sharing the amazing poetry. Made the reader think.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Starr Brooks

1 Month Ago

My current situation is hard because it was not my choice to end things, the other party left with l.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I know life is difficult. We must do the best we can. You are welcome.
Saying goodbye is never easy to do but when it comes we all have our own ways of dealing with it.

Your piece explored the ins and outs of goodbye very eloquently and was thought provoking about saying hi.

Kudos to you.

Mark.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Starr Brooks

1 Month Ago

Thanks you!
I agree with Chris A Jones completely. I think he pretty much summed up my review. It was so deep and eloquent :). Great Job and keep it up


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