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Hello and Goodbye: A Poem

Updated on June 12, 2014


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 3 years ago

      Erin,

      Hello.

      I understand and can relate to the acrobatics here.

      Good-Bye,

      pochinuk

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 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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