Not Goodbye

Not Goodbye

A Poem by Hailey Shay

Sometimes letting go of a friendship is best, not a goodbye its not about finality.


The absence of your love devastates my heart

Where your soul once stood by my side lays an empty yearning

For you to come back home


When I ask where you have gone

Your reply is “right here”

But the real colorful soul you once possessed is no where in sight.


Eloquent words of poetic device once filled conversation

Melodic progressions of song have become mute

Laughter silenced in the depth of the night


Chasing your scared heart

Consoling the love of your soul

Holding on until now


I pray your soul flies smoothly into the summer breeze

Where the moon can sweep our off your feet

And the tides can wash all away

Where the sun can brighten your spirit

And your heart may shine once again with radiance


Dance until the day is at dawn in the heavenly eternity of grace

Laugh into the darkness of earth for the light to invade

Smile at changing season of life

And sleep at peace until the heavenly kingdom comes


Goodbye is only the beginning

Of a friendship to last eternity

Within the garden of our heavenly father


Our hearts will be one once again someday soon

The soul will fulfill every aspect of joy

At home we will be


Poetry will come with the summer breeze

Songs of praise will light up the soul in volume

Laughter will reign from our Lord Jesus Christ


Holding your sacred heart

Consoling our friendship

Holding on for eternity


I pray until that day you can love me in your heart

When you look deep within you always know my love for you

And the tide will be a constant reminder of memories we shared

The sun represents the promises of God

And your heart shines once again with true brilliance


Goodbye to this earthly friendship

For eternity we shall be friends

© 2013 Hailey Shay

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I have no words to what I witness in your writing you truly are blessed and gifted writer my friend, keep writing and you will have millions of fan:)

Posted 6 Years Ago

That just broke the Emotionsl Heart Barrier !!!!!! Well thought out, flowing. You've grasped the reader's focus with what you wrote. Execellent effort !

Posted 6 Years Ago

"When I ask where you have gone
Your reply is 'right here'." - Oh how someone can be with us but yet so far away. I know that feeling too well. You expressed it in a very simple and powerful way.

A truly great and heartfelt poem!

Posted 6 Years Ago

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This is such a tribute to your friendship.There are people who we know would be there for us in a heartbeat if we needed them.Those are our true friends.A lovely poem:)

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on December 13, 2013
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Hailey Shay
Hailey Shay

Pittsburgh, PA

I am a 21 year old social work major with a psych minor. I have a deep passion for people with an emotional connection that runs through my veins with beauty. Writing is my form of expression; its a l.. more..

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A Poem by Hailey Shay