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The Right Goodbye
Poems about saying goodbye the right way. Saying goodbye is difficult at times, and how to say goodbye the right way is challenging. We sometimes want to avoid it altogether.
The Poet's expresses thoughts about having to say goodbye and saying it the right way. We hope you enjoy these short poems and reflect upon the messages of the verses.
/ The Right Goodbye
The Right Goodbye
Poet: Julie Hebert, ©2011
When times are tough,
This is when I bolt.
But it's time that I,
Sit down and holt.
If it's time to say,
Goodbye to you.
I want to make sure,
I say it true.
No more hiding, running,
Or slipping away.
This time I will make things right,
With good things to say.
I'll miss you,
And remember you,
And love you always.
Please remember me too!
Think Of It
If I had known in the morning,
How wearily all the day
The words unkind
Would trouble my mind,
I said when you went away!
If I had been more careful, darling,
Nor given you needless pain!
But we vex our own
With look and tone
We may never take back again.
For though in the quiet evening
You may give me the kiss of peace,
Yet it might be
That never for me
The pain of the heart should cease.
How many go forth in the morning
That never come home at night!
And hearts have broken
For harsh words spoken,
That sorrow can ne'er set right.
A Different Word
, © 2021
This world is filled with things that are right
Things that make you feel cheery and bright
And then there is also the wrong
Things that just don't belong.
When you think of right and wrong
The right helps you get a long
But often time the wrong will bring
Nothing that will make you sing.
And when I think of goodbye
I think of wrong, I can't deny
Goodbye seems final and so sad
Saying it doesn't make me glad.
But there are times in life when we must say
Goodbye, I will miss you in every way.
No matter why the goodbye must be said
It is something I do dread.
Perhaps we could use a different word
One which would not feel so awkward.
Words like "see ya", or, "so long to you"
Wishes like be happy in all you do.
Or "stay in touch, or, "we will see you soon"
Perhaps we will meet some afternoon.
Or "cheerio" has a much happier sound
It is easier to say without a frown.
Or, what about "Godspeed to you"
May He keep you safe in all you do,
Whatever expression you choose to use
Don't let saying goodbye make you blue.
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