Goodbye - To My First Love

Brenda Scully's poem "Is It Just Cold Water Thrown Over Me", opened a window to my soul again, and brought back memories of my first love and the experience of a a broken heart. I am writing this poem again from memory as I lost a few of my written poems a few years ago. This was written over 25 years ago, and I gave him this poem as my good-bye letter, so I could move on.

The Photo is Cris A's beautiful photo shop work which he generously shared with hubbers so we can use it to inspire ourselves and gave us permission to use his photos. Sorry, Cris, I couldn't come up with a new poem or creation, but it brought back memories, and from here I can be inspired. I am also grateful, that my heart is in a better place. :)

be inspired: some kinda challenge thingy...and more photoshop

Good-bye

 
 
 

Now the time had come for me to face

that we can never be more than just friends-

Shattered dreams of a love

that was not meant to be

made me much the wiser 

to understand we come from

two different roads that 

can never merge to be truly one.

But, I find a sweet happiness

I grew up in ways, some of

which you still may not see.

In silence and tears

I now walk away,

leaving your to your life

while I live mine with my hopes

and dreams for a better

tomorrow.

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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

We used the same photo! Great minds think alike! Hahahaah Hi Marie, loved your poem! You did have a beautiful tomorrow! (Chuckles with delight)


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

Nice! I like it!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

I made the same comment, Michelle in Cris' hub, that you used the same photo, LOL! Its so cool to see what we all come up with. You did a beautiful job with the photo, very inspiring! And yes, great mind's think alike. hehe.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Beautiful poem, Mary, and it is so nice to see "united talents" of few Hubbers on one place.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you emohealer!

Tatjana: Cris just made realize that the way that I can get inspired with a book I am writing which Michelle likes to tease me once in a while with, :), is by looking at beautiful images of nature or space, then I can go into a depth. Have been so busy with business that my focus has lost some depth with the mundane. Thanks for your comments.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Are you inspired enough to write already? Woowwwowee! I'm so excited!!!! hahahaha Talk about "busy-ness"-- that is my middle name nowadays! LOL


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

No Fair this was my choice too...but of course I am always late..Nice poem sweetie...and live goes on :O) Hugs G-Ma


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York

Hi Marie! What a beautiful and sensible way to part! I can clearly see how painful it would have been to say goodbye. Matters of heart after all. However, when two people grow apart, it's better to move on and be friends (if possible)rather than staying together and making it more chaotic besides curbing each other's growth. Very nicely written. :)


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Ripplemaker: So we both share the same middle name nowadays, LOL!

G-Ma: Would love to read one of your poems about the "goodbye" theme. Thanks for visiting. :)

Anjali: I am reminded of the hub you wrote about a man you deeply loved but had to let go. That was touching. Sniff. Thanks for your comments and presence.

Hugs to all you all!


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Just like Brenda did to you, you are taking me back to sweet 16 with a broken heart, 10th grade, last day of school, boyfriend hand in hand with another girl, but unlike you I burnt the letter never delivered, LOL.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Dottie: Aaaaaw, that must have hurt our sweet 16 Dottie, who burned the goodbye letter. I experienced this, the boyfriend in the arms of another girl. Sigh.

Thanks for joining me with the memories of long ago. LOL!


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

As you can imagine, violet, this is right up my alley :) Sad and sweet, and ahhhh, guess we all should thank Cris A for so much inspiration :)


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hey, girlfriend, would love to read one of your poems, you can get one involved emotionally with your writing. I was thinking today, that this community of writers is awesome, never met a group like this and I have been online since the 90's.

Gracias, amiga for visiting. :)


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Hope the rest of your life was filled with rainbows like the one in the pic! :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Beautiful! It brings me back to a similar time in my life. "In silence and tears I now walk away"...Lovely!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Feline Prophet: I found my rainbows 5 years ago, that is why I so appreciate what I have now in terms of my relationship and life in general. Better a little late than never. :)

Kari: Thanks for commenting, and guess most of us have been there and done that in matters of the heart. LOL!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I must say that this particular image of Cris A's really sparked some heavy duty creativity here at hubpages. Violet Sun, your poem is beautiful and heartfelt. Breaking up with your first love is always crushing. It seems as though we have a lot of broken hearts around here. Well, it's good to get it all out and move on. And hopefully we have all found happiness with someone else or within our selves or both.....Thanks, VS, for the lovely read.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

alekhouse: Its fun seeing how Cris A's photoshop has brought inspiration. I love it! :) Thanks for reading and adding your comments.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Wow! It's really wonderful how we react to an image differently. I was not thinking of goodbye when I was putting that pic together. Nevertheless, your poem has given me a fresh perspective. Truly, goodbye is one of the hardest words there is. Thanks for sharing :D


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Cris: I am thrilled you came in to take a look at my hub, :. ) I used to have a habit of staring out the window from the different apt buildings I lived, while living in the city, so this is what my mind connected to. Thanks for bringing inspiration to us all!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

VioletSun - that was beautiful! It's always sad when there are two roads ahead and not one. I guess it's only when we look back that we realise that the tears of those days is what makes the happiness of today possible - that picture is a rainbow rhapsody, isn't it?


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Shalini: Thank you! Its very true, if I hadn't experienced those tears and dissapointments in the past, I wouldn't be as grateful and appreciative of the loving relationship I am in now; yes, the picture is indeed a rainbow rhapsody. :)


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

Poignant portrayal of a moment almost all of us face.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Tom:

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, much appreciated.


ralwus 7 years ago

I have been on that road myself and you did a great job with this. I suppose we all have a rainbow awaiting us in the end, I know I found mine.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Ralwus: It warmed me to read that you found your rainbow as well. I love happy endings. :) Thanks for commenting!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

That was beautiful and what a way to move on and you did find your happy ending, lovely poem Violet!!! :)


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

hi thanks for the mention, only just spotted this, as i was off line for a while... you did a great job remembering the poem, Cris is sooooo inspirational isn't he


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Aevans: Thanks for reminding me of my happy ending, makes me feel grateful all over again. Needed this reminder today! I found true love late in life, as my past relationships were dysfunctional, but better late than never. :)

Brenda: So good to see a poet here, thanks for your comments, and yes, Cris is inspirational, try to read his hubs but sometimes I am pressed for time.


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

This could easily fit my story with my first love. Thank you for sharing!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Advisor for stopping by and adding your comments!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

What beautiful pictures and a bitter sweet poem. I never have been one with poetry, but I do enjoy reading what others have to say with their inspiration.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks Sweetiepie. I used to write poetry in my teens, 20's, and early 30's but got out of it. Would be fun to go back to writing poetry if I get the inspiration. :)


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

A perfect expression! No better way to say it all, and a great way to get on with your own life. So glad you did! It is a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing it!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Frogygfish: Thanks for stopping by and reading! Appreciate your comments. To think I was so young then. Sigh.:) My s/o also uses an froggy avatar online, fun!


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one2get2no 7 years ago from Olney

Love your poem...beautiful


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you, One2get2no, for reading and your comments!


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

first let me say thank you for the link, secondly i must say that not only did i enjoy the poem but i liked the pic. and have downloaded it to my desk-top, i find it a great focal point for meditation


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Loveofnight: You are welcome, and thank you for your comments. Glad you are using the photo as a point of meditation. I often watch Youtubes with beautiful images when I want to get into a meditative state.


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Niteriter 6 years ago from Canada

VioletSun, have you no mercy for a grown man? You've left me here with this piece of onion in my eye.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Niteriter: LOL! I mean... aaaaw, its just an onion that err... made your eyes get wet. :) Thanks for reading and adding your comments.


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dl53acy 6 years ago from East Texas

Beautiful Poem VioletSun! Love, we got ot have it!


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks Dlacy for reading and your comments. :)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

We always remember our firsts--heartbreak that is. Thanks for sharing such a personal poem. I feel the innocence in you. Thanks, Marie!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for this lovely poem of love and loss. How powerful first loves are in our lives - we actually never lose them really, I think.

Love and peace

Tony


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Tony: Usually our first experience shapes our lives somehow as we learn from our first love, I know I did. Thanks for your support and stopping by!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

what an awesome poem, Marie. In the recognition of what could never be, Truth spoke with clarity. It is so difficult, at times, to follow that Truth. But, far better to live in this authentic manner, as you do, than to build your dreams on a false reality. Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with us.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Denise! Sigh, life is indeed a journey, but we grow from our experiences, and yes, being genuine, true to ourselves is very important for our self love and well being.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Beautiful and sweet parting words. Better to have ended it early with recognition of both your roads going into different directions and both on different paths in life. It reminds me a little of a poem I wrote called First Kiss. I can remember those first loves, puppy love I think we called it back then:0) Lovely poem...


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Saddlerider. I was so young then and still innocent to the ways of the world. LOL.


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girly_girl09 5 years ago from United States

Saw that you were featured in the blog so I had to stop by and check this out. Absolutely love the poem! Definitely relatable to me, reminds me very much of someone I used to know.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Girlygirl, So glad those years of heartbreak are over, and glad you could relate! :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

saying goodbye to the first love...

i had to do that a year ago...and its hard. very hard

this was beautiful, and well-done.

in silence and tears, i walk away.

how sad, but this is a great piece of poetry.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Ben, I wrote this poem when I was young, in my 20's, and yes, it was very hard, so I understand what you are experiencing. Now I am a baby boomer and very happy with the love of my life. Thanks for your comments!


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

What a beautiful piece of poetry to say good bye. You brought me to tears. I loved it. I am glad your life is full of hope and joy now.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Rhonda, Oh, how beautiful to start my day with comments like yours, much appreciated. :)


krp333 5 years ago

Dear Violet Sun,

thank you for Good bye to my first love. and also the photo. it was a gift to me because i can relate to it very much. and thank YOU for your comments about my writing. i am encouraged because of you :0)


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you for your comments on the poem. And I am so happy to hear you are encouraged to write! This is a fun community of very supportive writers. :)


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

'In silence and tears

I now walk away' were touching and sad. You created pictures in my mind with your words. Awesome


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

I was sad at that time, it was so many years ago. Glad you could visualize the poem. :)


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Seafarer Mama 4 years ago from New England

Lovely poem, VioletSun. :0) Captures the essence of letting go of a relationship...and full of hope.


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you for reading and your comments, Seafarer. :)


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James-wolve 2 years ago from Morocco

This is really a perfect poem which is written perfectly. You are an awsome poet, keep it up !


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VioletSun 2 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi James, thank you for reading and your comments. Sorry, I replied so late, just saw your comment. :)

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