We Don't Want to Say Goodbye

We Don't Want To Say Goodbye

It’s that time again

You have to leave

We embrace briefly

We look at each other

And smile

I feel the tears

But the smile stays

Those tears - always the tears

I don’t want her to see the tears

We’re still smiling

We turn around and walk away

The words never came

They never do

So much I want to say

It’s not goodbye

Not really

We’ll be together next year

The time was precious

I love you

I love being with you

The unspoken words

Are said in a parting gift

From you to me

My wonderful flowers

You know me so well

I will care for them

I will love them

I will look at them

And think of you

And smile……


To my daughter, with all my love always...


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CJ Andrews 5 years ago from Norwalk, Ohio

Thank you, you showed me a lot with this hub.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The agony of goodbye and the promised joy of reuniting.

"Parting is such sweet sorrow."


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi C J, thanks for reading, I appreciate you dropping by and glad you liked it.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

So eleoquently put Will, I know there should be no sorrow when you are fortunate enough to be able to look forward to being reunited, but it's not easy!!! Thanks for dropping by, I value your comments as always.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

I hate to say goodbye to tulips. They are a beautiful spring flower. But it seems they come and go so quickly. But I look forward to seeing them next year.

Beautiful poem!!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

So very sweet!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dexter, nice to see you, glad you like my poem, thanks for dropping by!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Fossillady, thank you so much.


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downpourofwords 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas, USA

very well written indeed


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

Stopped by and liked.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi downpourofwords Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such a complimentary comment!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mimi Thanks for stopping by and liking!


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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Saying goodbye is so difficult, especially to your daughter or son. You never know if its the last goodbye.

You have captured that feeling beautifully.

The words never came

They never do

So much I want to say

Oh, I know this feeling so well.

Thank you Movie Master, I look forward to reading more of your hubs.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Fennelseed, we have had to say goodbye so many times, yet it's just never got any easier! thank you for your words and dropping by, take care.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Oh you are so right movie master we sure have the same thoughts when it comes to our children. A beautiful poem with much heart. Thank you. I look forward to reading more.

Sunnie


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Sunnie, yes I think we definitely have the same thoughts where our wonderful children are concerned, we are so fortunate! see you soon.


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

Hi Movie Master,

This Hub really hits home. I've said this kind of goodbye to my son when he moved to California (I live in Kansas) and I didn't know when or even IF he'd be back at all. Turned out okay. He moved back to Kansas before his classes were done and he finished up here at home. (:

I feel for ya, duckie. I really do.

May peace be in your heart...always, even when you and your daughter are apart.

Diana


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Diana, bet you were glad you have your son back in Kansas. Your words are lovely, thanks for dropping by my duck and see you soon!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful poem.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susan, glad you enjoyed my poem, thank you so much for dropping by and your comments I really appreciate it, take care and see you soon.


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Beautiful!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Little Kim, it's nice to meet you.

Glad you liked it, thank you for visiting and leaving your comment, take care.


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

You're welcome!!!


fashion 5 years ago

Very beautiful poem.I love it.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi fashion, Glad you enjoyed it, thank you for your visit and comments.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

What a lovely poem about something that most parents have to experience. i've got one daughter in her own place but her sister has concreted herself into the floor of the front bedroom and looks set for the long haul (bless her). She's only 21, so i'll keep the crowbar in the tool shed just for now. Cheers


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi attempted humour, since my daughter emmigrated we only see each other about once a year now, don't think I will ever get use to it, she's happy though and that's what really matters.

Sounds as though your daughter will be around the place for a while yet - enjoy!

I appreciate your visit and comments, take care and see you soon.


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Very beautifully written poem, loved it


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sweetie, thank you for visiting and your lovely comment, I'm glad you enjoyed it, best wishes I hope you have a lovely weekend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Movie master , How is it the greatest words of love are never spoken .....But they are always heard clearly , I heard you here and I could see you leaving!....Awesome.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ahorseback, how true, the unspoken words of love are loud and clear.

I always appreciate your visit and support it means a great deal to me thank you. Take care.


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prashant angiras 5 years ago from shimla(india)

such a wonderful poem..you must be a good mother.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Prashant, thank you again for your very kind comments, I am truly blessed to have a wonderful daughter. take care


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Yes, sometimes saying goodbye can be supremely challenging. Often we will say 'see you soon', or 'see you later' instead to save the finality of a solemn goodbye. Nice hub.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Phil, I think we should always avoid the word 'goodbye' it's too final.

Parting can be so difficult especially when you don't know when you will meet again.

Thank you for dropping by and your comments, it's much appreciated, take care.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Great work MM, lovely and awesome. Voted up and awesome


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ubanichijioke, thank you for visiting and your kind words, I hope all is well with you, take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

MM, you and your big heart! What a great poem. It is never easy to say goodbye. Over the years growing up. it was always one after the other leaving, almost makes you feel it is unfair, but that is life. I really enjoyed it. Voted up and across.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

It's always a joy to see you TLW, it's tough saying goodbye and letting go, as you say 'that's life'

Many thanks for your comments and votes, hope you are enjoying your day, take care my friend. MM


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

Great writer, unspoken love is the norm for today, we love our kids but as they get older we may not tell them like we did when they were little. Same goes with other special people in our lives. I was reflecting the other day and realized that I loved everyone from my past, I thanked them in my mind for being part of my life and the gifts they gave to me.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello carcro, maybe we just don't say 'I love you' as often as we should...

Thank you for dropping by and your comments, it's much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Hi MM, its indeed a very sweet poem. Very very well written my dear. I love it.

Voted UP & Awesome.

Take care. Best Wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Kamalesh, I almost didn't recognise you when I saw the new profile picture!

Thank you as always for visiting and your great complimentary comments, I hope all is well with you my friend, take care and best wishes MM


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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

With a farewell to make next April I enjoyed your article. I simply don't know how my husband and I are going to cope. Having to move away from where my children and two grandchildren live is beyond me.

Thanks and I hope you can adjust to your daughters move.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ladylyell, after saying goodbye I use to say to my daughter on the telephone I couldn't say all the stuff I wanted to say, now we just say that it's not necessary we know all the 'stuff' - that helps!

Thank you for visiting and your comments, I hope when the time comes to say farewell, it won't be too painful, best wishes MM


Lynn S. Murphy 4 years ago

Beautiful. I felt this way everytime I visited with my grandparents. In the back of my mind, I always wondered when we said goodbye if it would be the last.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Lynn, it's never easy to say goodbye....

Thank you for dropping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Yes,We don't want to say goodbye,really nice and interesting post


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi htodd, saying goodbye never seems to get any easier!

Many thanks for your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes MM


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snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

Beautiful poem. Goodbye can never be good especially when it is the last goodbye. Tears of a mother never dries up. Your poem is very moving.It brought many beautiful and sad memories.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi snigdha.s, yes it's hard to say goodbye, I agree with you the tears of a mother never dries up.

Thank you for reading and your beautiful comments.

Best wishes lesley


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

What a beautiful poem to your daughter lesley. I appreciate the sadness you must feel each time you have to say goodbye because she is so far away. I'm sure it never gets any easier. Regards, snakeslane


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi snakeslane, no it never gets any easier!!

I am getting excited about her visit in September and am counting the days!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Great! Oh that's so good to hear. I'm happy for you. When I read your poem late last night I just cried. "The words never came, they never do..." Why is it that we can never express what we are feeling to the ones we love best?


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi snakeslane, yes why is that? there is always so much I want to say and can't I'm too choked up!


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bestpoetry 4 years ago from Pakistan

I respect every ones feelings. This poem is very beautiful and the words are real.... heart tuching


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

hi bestpoetry, thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated!

best wishes Lesley


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Thank you so much Lesley for sharing this beautiful gem;you are so talented my friend and enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Eddy, thank you for visiting today, it's always good to see you - hope you are enjoying this lovely sunny weather!

Take care, best wishes Lesley

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