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~

"
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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Very beautiful and well written, I normally have a problem with long poems but this one really drew me in. It made me sad when it ended because I couldn't read anymore.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I was moved by your work... Pure sincerity and honesty makes every creation beautiful... nice work...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thank you ^_^
Fréyjä Helvití

8 Years Ago

your welcome. :)
This was charming, sad, and very emotional. What I really enjoyed is knowing this could not something someone just writes, it needs heart that can not be forced or pushed.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thank you very much....and yes, I poured the thoughts of my heart into this, after looking through a.. read more
Even though i read it though twice
And i kind of like it but
The mood has a hurtful sadness to it...
Maybe it's just me. maybe I'm not in the mood for it



Posted 8 Years Ago


Beautiful poem. Very heartbreaking, I felt every emotional shot so profoundly throughout the poem. I must admit I am jealous of your ability to pull somebody in, an amazing read Emily. Truly.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

Thank you Cole, I find that when I write if I pull myself in, then eventually others will grab my ha.. read more
:) this made me smile, and i found it very realtable. great job!!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow this was amazingly written. inspiring. i hope you keep writing because this screams talent!! P.S. my name is Thelma :P

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Serenity Faith

8 Years Ago

A wonderful name ^_^ Thank you very much for such a nice review.
wow that was amazing!! very good read and write!! check out some more of mine please

Posted 8 Years Ago


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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