Hello and Goodbye: A Poem


Hello and goodbye are the hardest words I've ever said,

My dry mouth has choked before uttering them,

The older I get it seems like hellos are just the beginning of the end,

Like a man on a tightrope, my words are shaky and few,

But again and again I take that first step on the rope,

Balancing with hope and love,

And waiting for the fall,

The last goodbye.


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pochinuk 2 years ago

Erin,

Hello.

I understand and can relate to the acrobatics here.

Good-Bye,

pochinuk


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Ebower 2 years ago from Georgia Author

pochinuk: I'm so glad you can understand and relate to this. Let's say hello, but not goodbye. :)


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Hello from me, too! 'Parting is such sweet sorrow' - and not always so sweet, either. Interesting little poem.

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