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


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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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First of all, I would like to say, I'm sorry for your loss. Halfway through the poem I started laughing the verses. This is a good narrative poem. Decent structure, decent diction, strong emotion. I can actually feel the sorrow and anguish you felt during those times. Eloquently written.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Lol that made me giggle! And no I wasn't offended...besides, Mamaw always said laughter was lifes gr.. read more
Geon Quuin

8 Years Ago

I'm glad I managed to make you smile. I wish I could see you smile in personal. Your photos doesn't .. read more
Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Lol you never know, maybe fate will have us meet one day ^_^ thank you for the compliment, it made m.. read more
You are a great writer! i like the rhymes...the words...everything's just so great. story's told and pull any heartless creature to feel it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much ^_^ this piece means a lot to me, so I hope it touches all the hearts that reads i.. read more
May God be with you and may you live with happiness...


Posted 8 Years Ago


Sweet poem. I called my Grandpa, Paw Paw too funny? We called my grandma Granny. Nice job on the poem

Posted 8 Years Ago


what can i say just amazing! like this :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Saying goodbye is the hardest word. You capture this brilliantly in your poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This made me think of my own dear Grandmother who has forgotten more than I will ever know... It gets me foggy-eyed to think of goodbye...

Posted 8 Years Ago


I have always shied from using "goodbye"...it is so final. You did a lovely job of communicating your love for your family, and bringing out their personalities in your well chosen images. Thank you for sharing this. You gave me a glimpse into the heart of your memories and stirred up my own.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thank you very much. ^_^ I never say Goodbye. There are too many other ways and languages to say bye.. read more
Shimmerbliss/CAF

8 Years Ago

Memories of those we love seem to always include sad and happy. This was a precious thing to find t.. read more
awww , I love your writing lady :) Thank you for sharing this :) xxx


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Why thank you ^_^ I'm glad you liked it.

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