Goodbye, My Love

This is dedicated to my youngest sister, Mary Beth and her three beautiful sons, Ryan, Drew, and Alex, in loving memory of their beloved husband and father, John.


Goodbye, My Love

Sometimes life was
an uphill climb,
but I was yours
and you were mine.
Hand in hand
we sought the goal,
each a half,
that made the whole.
But then one day
the angels came
and life will never
be the same.
How does one
now learn to live
with half a heart
and none to give?
But for the sake
of all concerned,
the light of you
within still burns
and with the help
of God above
I'll learn to live
without you, Love,
And keep
the memory alive
of the goal
for which we strived
until the day that
we shall meet
at Heaven's Gate
and Jesus' Feet.
Know that you
live in my heart
and though we now
are far apart...
the memories
will never die
that bind the hearts
of you and I,


"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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Umna Safdar 5 years ago

This one was great. Thank You :)

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Catalin79 5 years ago from Bucuresti

This was beautiful.

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tammybarnette 5 years ago

Voted up, awesome and beautiful! Thank you

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Wow! That gave me goosebumps, Ms.tnderhrt! Beautiful!

I am speechless! voted all the way UP!!



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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

This is a sad time for your sister but this poem will surely give her comfort. Thank you

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Umna, Catalin, Tammy, weed, Spirit Whisperer, thank you all kindly for your read and thoughtful comments. My heart aches for my sister and my nephews, and if in some tiny way I can offer comfort, I do it with much love.

Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Simply beautiful and so touching. Thoughts and prayers go out to you, your sister and her family.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Poetic Fool, Thank you. It means so much, especially at this difficult, sad time.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This is wonderful work, and an act of love. Voted up and awesome.

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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Very nice - I'm a fan.

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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Oh, lovely, sad but lovely - well up to your usual high standard :-)

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

A beautiful tribute....JAYE

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

So very, very beautiful, I am sure your sister will draw strength and comfort from these words, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

A beautiful, heartfelt dedication to your sister and nephews. May they draw much comfort from your tender words.

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

What a beautiful gift for your sister to comfort her. Really awesome!

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richtwf 5 years ago

A beautiful poem and thanks for sharing these words with us.

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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Your talent is shining through here again, keep on writing! A.B.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

WillStarr, susiecat,Bumpsysmum, Jaye, always, Movie Master, Fennelseed, Sharyn, rich and Fluffy, thank you kindly! I still tear up when I read this piece, that I truly believe came as a gift from God for my sister and her boys in this dark time to bring comfort and peace. I appreciate your wonderful comments more than you can know!

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epigramman 5 years ago

.......lucky and blessed people Miss M to have known someone like you - you have a special place here on earth - and it is that of an angel - and what you mean to all of us .....

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

You are such a dear sweet soul, Epigramman, I am humbled and thrilled...thank you!

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SEO_Vishal 5 years ago from kolkata

Nice one...

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, SEO_Vishal, I appreciate your read and comment!

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

A beautiful heart felt poem, it is so hard at times to understand the why of death but I am sure this will bring comfort and maybe even a measure of hope... beautiful

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, nighthag.

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Oscarlites 3 years ago from Alabama

Very touching; grief and loss and acceptance? nothing will ever fill, but time heals.

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tnderhrt23 3 years ago Author

Thank you, Oscarlites. My youngest sister lost her husband suddenly two years ago yesterday. He was 46, and her soul mate. She and her boys still grieve, and miss him terribly. I wrote this initially for her two years ago but reposted it for her now. I appreciate your visit and great comment! Blessings!

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