Simple Goodbyes

Simple Goodbyes

A Poem by Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)
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Part of the process of moving on.

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Ever so often
Or, twice in a blue moon
I catch you sitting there
Lingering like you left something

And per usual...
I chase you away
Never really sure of
Where it is that you run to

I don't follow you,
Not anymore
Lessons learned yesterday
Aren't easily forgotten

Though my heart,
the great wanderer
Wishes it still knew
The love you gave it

The hurt that stains
Your hands, and mine...
Reminds me, plainly
I have nothing to give, but simple goodbyes

© 2018 Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)


Author's Note

Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)
Just a quick write... thoughts are welcome.

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This is a painful one and quite relatable

Posted 4 Months Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

3 Months Ago

Again, you've humbled me.
Reminiscing on the love or intimacy of a past relationship often times encourages one to forget why it ended. Memories are what makes one want to stay, but remembering enables one to say goodbye. Very lovely piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

That they do... then, you eventually find yourself trying to say goodbye even to those memories. Tha.. read more
Teeya

1 Year Ago

Very true! And you are more than welcome.
Teeya

1 Year Ago

Very true! And you are more than welcome.
Some things can't be healed and the wisest conclusion is to move on. Going back is often like putting a plaster on a wound that won't heal. Good read, nicely composed.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

Thank you... you are absolutely right. It's a lesson I learned the hard way. Your wonderful comment .. read more
As I get older, I think those goodbyes are the simplest to deal with , and because of the rest of the stuff you pointed out. Returning don't usually change anything, just prolongs the agony. Really good , loved it!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

It really does only prolongs the agony... I appreciate your visit and awesome review.
This is a great poem. It reminds me of something that might be recited by a campfire by a cowboy, speaking plainly & putting his heart out there with simple sincerity. It reminds me of the kind of lyrics sung by Marshall Tucker Band back in the simple days. I used to croon a few “goodbye” songs, being chronically independent myself. This poem just has all the smoky ambiance of an ambivalent goodbye over campfire coffee (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

*hugs back (I actually felt that from your words)... I'm pleased that you found this so affecting, b.. read more
those things...they always linger...what if?..should I follow?...do I go back?...oh why, do we wander and then grieve why we wonder... no looking back! eyes straight forward...those famous thoughts in just a different context...Walk it, like I talk it... come to mind. Thanks for the Share.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the uplifting review... I'm glad to know my words are relatable.
Honest, deep and powerful use of words shared my friend.
"The hurt that stains
Your hands, and mine...
Reminds me, plainly
I have nothing to give, but simple goodbyes"
The above lines. Real life and painful. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry Travis.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

And as always, good friend... your presence is very much appreciated.
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I love your work my friend.
Simple goodbyes can be the hardest things. Leeting go and moving on are not easy. But sometimes weights lifted can make life simpler. Glad you are back writing with vigour.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

Thank you, old friend... as always, your words leave me feeling empowered. I look forward to catchin.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

No problem. You are very welcome...
Letting go has never been my strong suit, even in the best of circumstances, let alone love. It's a hard game to play, to come through unscathed and emotionally in tact. Your line where you said "the hurt that stains your hands and mine" really brought this into focus. Goodbyes are truly underrated!

Good seeing you, Travis. Hope life is treating you kind!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

That they are... a lesson I learned the hard way. Lol

Life has indeed been kind, just.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Yes, it has been too long. But it's always good to see once familiar faces!
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

Yes... it is. Talents and energy signatures such as yours always make for a warm and delightful retu.. read more
This was pretty imaginative for a quick write! The ebb and flow of going back and moving on always follows every decision.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

1 Year Ago

That it does... your visit and review are greatly appreciated.

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