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Aspects of Parting

Updated on April 19, 2011



A parting bead is a piece of wood 
Dividing windows in a sash 
So they can move independently 
Given weather foul or good 


A parting of the ways 
May indicate a clash 
Of philosophy or personality 
Or words misunderstood 


Of the parting of hair 
Opinions can be contentious 
The difference between here or there 
Attractive or pretentious 


If we are parting company 
You’ve probably had enough of me 
Though the opposite might be true 
That I may have had enough of you 


The parting of the red sea 
Allowed the Hebrews to survive 
Pharaoh’s chariot drivers – not so lucky 
Were parted from their lives 


In love, parting may 
Seem right or wrong 
Time apart seem short or long 
Whether forever or a day 


If one is uncertain 
And is lacking a sense of tact 
One can part a curtain 
To prove a suspected fact 


‘Parting with such sweet sorrow’
Usually indicates a ‘morrow’ 
Whereas parting as ‘friends’ 
Usually “the end”  

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      Jennifer 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is really nice. Great work!

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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed the lyricism of this poem.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you! It was fun and challenging to write.

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I've always parted off to the side, you?

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      I have tried various parting techniques, but I find that just cutting it real short and letting it do what comes naturally works best.

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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      I like that,an interesting metaphor.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      I like an interesting metaphor, too, Kathryn! :)

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      Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Its emotional and I feel there is a tiny bit of me in there

      Excellent way of writing

      Vote up :)

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks so much, Leptirela.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Subtle rhyme scheme -- always a plus.

      The last line about parting as "friends" got me laughing. How true. "I'm going to alter my lifestyle and see other people, but let's be friends."

      The mention of Moses and the Pharoah's chariots had me thinking of Yul Brynner's bald head and I'm sure you know why. This was fun.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Good old Yul! Great villain. Upstaged Moses every time :)

      Thank you, Doug!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Great poem and thanks for sharing.

      I especially liked the last verse, which is so true.

      I rate this one up,

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Thank you, Eiddwen!

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