Goodbye Lover- Goodbye Friend: A short poem

Hiking Photos

With broken love-

darkness falls,
bitter talk
in every call.
There's not a string
left to mend-
Goodbye lover
Goodbye friend.
It's time to end
our polar feuds.
I know you know
I'm not good for you.
Quit your lying
you know I'm right.
You can't ignore
the way we fight.
It's time to end
this game we play.
There's not room
left in our day.
Our time is spent.
Our clock is dead.
Goodbye lover
Goodbye friend.


© 2012 Brian Loewer

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LVidoni5 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Hey lovedoctor, glad you found the poem relatable. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi, I came across this poem while hub hopping, I think that's what they call it. lol. I really liked this poem. nice rhythm and flow. I can feel the pain behind the words. Many of us can relate. Good work.


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you Ann. I appreciate the great comment, I wasn't even aware the Bible mentioned that.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Unequaled yoking, that's the way the Bible describes it. Aggravation and never working things out is a burden. Sometimes it's best to let things go.

Like the way you put it. AD


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot Sue. I've had those pictures a while but love them too. I appreciate the comment as always, glad you had a chance too read!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi LVidoni

You have described a broken love perfectly. Love the hiking photos.

Voted up and awesome.


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Well there are some beautiful places here and there's something exciting about being in a new place with unfamliar faces. Your hubber friend bucket sound like a great idea! If not for any other reason, it's a great excuse to travel. Everyone is from everywhere.

But yes of course, being bias- Oregon is a beautiful place to start!


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

In my little world where everything works perfectly, I would be okay to travel and with my daughter meet with you like family does to tour these amazing places...

:D It is good to day dream...

Bucket list one day perhaps... List of hub friends to visit...


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank You Majadez, I'm glad to have you stop by for the comment.


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Hey Moms- The pictures are taken in the Columbia River Gorge here in Oregon, on the Eagle Creek Trail. Yeah it was an amazing place, risky at moments but beautiful no doubt.

Thanks, I'm glad you like it. It's always good to read you too, you have some compelling work!


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Majadez 4 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

I enjoyed reading this. Brief but it says it all. Well put! :)


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

These are your photos again. Where were you? They are beautiful.

The poem is also great and necessary at times. Always nice to read and be read by you...


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Very True Rosemay. Thank you for the comment!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Neat poem. Its always hard to break up with someone, but if you can stay friends its good.


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Haha yes Crystar. I had to look up 'citrinin,' Didn't have a clue what it ment. Well thanks for the comment.


Crystar 4 years ago

Citrinin kind of love? Way too toxic, anyway. I've been there. So quit fighting & get going hehe. This is a true 'goodbye' poem. I like it very much, LV5. Up, awesome & beautiful!


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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge

How do feelings, once so tender turn to this, I wonder?


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Always a difficult place and you capture it well!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much janiek!


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janiek13 4 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

I know the feeling, well done!Pictures are awesome.

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