Undesirable Goodbye

Undesirable Goodbye

A Poem by Serenity Faith
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The picture from left to right~ My older brother, Ryan; me and my Papaw; my Mamaw and my little brother, Elias~

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The house across the way,
holds my fondest memories,
I'd visit every day,
Never dream that they would cease 

I'd kiss my Mamaw, on the cheek
and hug my Papaw tightly,
I said a word I shouldn't speak,
one he said "don't take lightly"

"Emaline, say this instead,
see ya later, or just bye.
Never say Goodbye." he said
"not until I die."

"Goodbye means forever,"
Papaw, started to explain.
"For now we are together,
Lord's willin, we'll meet again."



I didn't like the thought,
of not seeing my best friend.
I still preach what he taught.
I will until the end



Days, months, and years passed
my visits grew short and few.
I still believed they'd always last
Then suddenly, they were through

I'll never forget when Papaw died
I didn't know what to do
"I didn't say the word!" I cried
"I didn't say Goodbye to you!"

My Mamaw, even though her age,
held me within strong arms
I was Twelve years old, and lacking courage
all I needed was her charm

"Don't be sad, Emaline."
She said through broken voice
"Papaw's walking tall and fine,
Instead we should rejoice."

time, slowly moved forward
on hands, still no more
I started shifting shoreward
death, then knocked the door

I got the call, just days before,
my birthday in December
She'd had a fall on concrete floor
Her pain still strikes me tender

'Mamaw please, just look at me,"
her body in weak condition.
She opened up her eyes to see
My mournful disposition.

"I love you more than you'll ever know."
I said through heart so broken
"You've yet to see my daughter grow."
Then she replied, with words, soft spoken.

"I love you too." She said assured
This time, I held my mother
Mamaw fell asleep, no longer to endure,
Then she stopped breathing further



When I pass that house,
that's still across the way,
the ache is hard to douse,
instead I simply pray

I can't go knock upon their door
to spend my lazy summers
They seem like more a myth, a lore
so distant, the sound of mummers

No longer can I seek advice,
when I can't help but cry.
the links to heaven, now in God's vice
An undesirable said, "Goodbye."

© 2012 Serenity Faith


Author's Note

Serenity Faith
In loving Memory of my Papaw, Buford Orvalee Whited 10-12-04
In loving Memory of my Mamaw, Thelma Ruth Whited 12-03-11

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This is amazing emily! this poem has everything. You have pure talent and I am sure they are reading this from above and smiling to themselfs for being so blessed with a grand daughter like you! I am proud to say that you are my neighbor, friend and as close to family as it could possibly get!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thanks Tabby Kat, I'm missing them something awful and so this was what came from it. My Mamaw reall.. read more
Tabitha t

8 Years Ago

i know you will. you, tim and even little kairi. this is an amazing piece of work and I could never .. read more



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I'm sorry for your lost but what amazing tribute to their memory.They are looking down on you smiling at the woman you have become.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You write with such a simple and open style it has great emotional impact. I felt my emotions welling throughout your profound piece. The really gifted poet touches peoples hearts and minds in a way that evokes not just the passion or feeling of the message of his poem, but stirs from the well of memory by striking realities that echo deeper in the readers own world and draw on his experience. I only judge poetry on the quality of communication and if it is technically crafted with adequate skill to evoke an emotional response, which you have done very well. You are a talented writer

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alot of fond memories in this selective piece! Very nice Emily!

Benjamin

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

urgh... this is too sad... :-(

Posted 8 Years Ago


Such a sad goodbye story, but very wonderfully worded. The picture is adprable. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was beautiful.. I usually type long reviews.. but i'm so taken by this piece.. I miss my grandparents too.. I Loved it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am certainly glad I read this. It was wowing. My mind was drawn in and then seemingly entered like a world of its own.. your world. Your words started playing out in my mind. It was quite intriguing really. Nicely done. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a soulful piece Emily and heartfelt to the fullest. This is so sad yet so beautifully written. Truly exceptional work

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am very sorry for your loss, this is a very lovely poem you've written. Well expressed raw emotion shines through!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this, your words are beautifully writen.
this truly breaks my heart. I'm deeply sorry.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. ^_^ it means a lot to me.

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