Saying Goodbye To a Friend: A Poem
It's so hard to let go
When love is all that a heart knows
To let someone in that way
Invites a world of potential pain
And the closer it is I feel
The longer it takes my heart to heal
To lose a loved one or a friend
Does not make the world end
Neither does the loss of a significant other
Still, it sends the heart looking for cover
Licking wounds and nursing pain
That's hard to simply push away
Weeks, months, and even years
May pass between the tears
But then a single memory can reignite
All the affection still carried deep inside
Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all
So, again, I'll allow the tears to fall
© 2014 Shannon
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