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GOOD BY MY FRIEND...

Updated on November 18, 2010

THE LAST FLIGHT... by b. Malin

PHOTO taken by Stephan
PHOTO taken by Stephan

Don't die my friend.

Not while the sky is so blue, and a new day is about to begin.

Don't die my friend...

It's just so unfair.

To whom she asks.

To ME I cry out,

You are my friend...I CAN'T let you die.

I am weak she replies...PLEASE understand.

Please accept what I already know.

And don't PRETEND that it just isn't so.

I stare at my friend so weak and so frail...

Who needs my support.

Or is it ME that needs hers?

She is ready.

I am NOT.

My "weakness" suddenly becomes her strength.

She reaches out for my hand.

We hold tightly.

I bend over and kiss her damp cheek.

She whispers softly in my ear...

Good by my friend...I'm glad you were here.

I smile as I feel the tears starting to flow from my eyes.

I whisper back, good by my friend.

As ever so slowly, I feel her hand, slipping away from mine.

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    • TIMETRAVELER2 profile image

      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      I've lost some dear friends and loved ones also over the years, so I know how you feel.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      It happened so long ago. This friend taught me so much about Living...My first book of Poems were given to me by her, she thought I had "Talent". Truly a "Second Mother" to me. Thanks for your Thought and Comments, Timetraveler2.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      It is not dying that's hard, but living. So hard when we have to say goodbye to those we love. My heart goes out to you on this one.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      You always write such Beautiful Thoughts Halkutwinkle. I also want to say Thank You for the Compliments as well. Yes, I try to read and go after to read new Hubs as well. We are like a little Family here on Hub Pages.

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      haikutwinkle 5 years ago

      Dear b.Malin,

      This is another beautiful poetry ;) I'm very sure your friend will be watching over you from heaven above.

      Do not worry too much about the number of fans you have ;) whatever number I see on my followers, I treat them as my lucky number (a gift). Perhaps it will bring good fortune in magical ways... who knows!?

      I will also remain true to my comments as well ;) and I see that you are also true to your comments!

      May your angels remain a beacon of hope to you always!

      haikutwinkle

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Sunshine, thank you so much for reading some of my Earlier work...and my tribute to a dear friend of so long ago.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Letting go is always hard...keeping their memories alive is easy. Thank you for sharing.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      daydreamer13, thank you for your generous comments. You make me want to continue and strive for more.

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      Sad but wonderful! Great writing should spark emotion and this definetely does! Well done!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      fichtwf, Your comments are beautiful. I'm glad I could stir those memories for you. I had an Aunt Grace, who was my angel too, when she was here on earth. I miss her to this day.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hey Denise Handlon, THank you for your kind comments.

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      richtwf 6 years ago

      A sad poem but beautifully written. I lost my English mother a few years back and I wasn't with her in her final days. She also wouldn't allow my natural parents to see her at her most frail because she was selfless to the end and didn't want them to be distressed. My everlasting image of her will always be when I used to say goodbye to her at her front door, she would always stand there until I safely reached home - just a few houses away. She was always so patient and understanding and always so composed - an angel God sen. Her name was Grace and she was. Thanks for sharing these thoughts and bringing me down memory lane. God bless.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      This was a beautiful piece. I voted it up. Hugs to you.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      I was not with either parent when they died...too far away at the time. But I have wonderful memories of each of them, to make me smile. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts and words, cliff.(epigramman)

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ....I watched my mum and dad pass away in from of me (on separate occasions)while holding their hand. They were my two best friends - and in many ways I am who I am because of them - and I carry their spirit with me at all times. Better to have loved than not to have loved at all ......so what good is the future if you can't hold onto the remnants/memories of the past ......

      Your words are so true and sincere!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Thank you ralwus, I appreciate your sincerity.

      Thank you Saddlerider1...A lot of fun memories were sharred. I like your philosophy.

      Thank you tnderhrt23 for understanding this piece.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      My eyes welled up while reading this piece as well...loss of a good friend is painful, no doubt. Find comfort in your shared memories...God bless you!

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Losing a friend is so sad, I hope she left you with so many wonderful glorious memories. You will find her on the other side of rebirth. Thank you for this heart warming share, I felt a tear roll down my cheek. peace and hugs

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      ralwus 6 years ago

      That was most touching, and it must have been so hard for you. Thanks for sharing. Charlie