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My Lost Chance To Say Goodbye

Updated on January 10, 2017

Saying goodbye...

Goodbyes are the hardest part of ending any relationship, but sometimes you don't get a chance to say goodbye.  Which do you think is worse: saying goodbye or not being able to say goodbye?
Goodbyes are the hardest part of ending any relationship, but sometimes you don't get a chance to say goodbye. Which do you think is worse: saying goodbye or not being able to say goodbye? | Source

The Story Behind the Lost Love

Behind every broken heart, there's always a story.  And behind every heartbroken poem, there's always love.
Behind every broken heart, there's always a story. And behind every heartbroken poem, there's always love. | Source

Prelude

One of my biggest heartbreaks was also one of my biggest whirlwind romances. He swept me off my feet out of nowhere. He was the sweetest guy, and I remember thinking to myself "Maybe he's the one?!"

But as fast as it seemed to start, it also ended quicker than I expected. Like many people who get dumped (for lack of a better word), I wanted to know why...what happened...did I do something wrong...it just didn't make sense! And unfortunately he wouldn't tell me...he wouldn't even talk to me...it was a horrible feeling to be left like that.

However, I've dated and broken up with other men since then, and, well, I've come to accept the fact that I won't always have a last goodbye. But sometimes life can give you that second chance to say what you want to say...and years later I did run into this same exact guy.

Actually, he asked me out on a date. I found out that he had broken up with me and stopped talking to me because his mother was dying. He was unable to emotionally handle everything going on at that time. When he told me all of this, I felt bad and guilty for ever being upset. The rest of the date was awkward for sure, but I was happy to finally have the closure I always wanted and I think he felt the same as well.

My poem "Lost Goodbyes" is a humble reminder to myself that many times in life you don't get a chance to say goodbye to the people you love (for one reason or another). Sometimes they are taken from you and other times they break your heart...very rarely you get a second chance to say goodbye...but if you do, cherish it.

Letting go...

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Lost Goodbyes

If I had known that would be the last time we'd speak,

And I had known that our eyes would never meet,

I would have made my goodbyes last forever,

Just so that our ties wouldn't sever.


But I lost my chance to cry

Over the pain of saying goodbye,

And the worst part is I still wonder why

You couldn't at least say goodbye.


Did I do something I shouldn't do?

Or maybe I said something that hurt you?

Is this a question of guilt why you went away?

Or is there some fear that wouldn't let you stay?


But I lost my chance to cry

Over the pain of saying goodbye,

And the worst part is I still wonder why

You couldn't at least say goodbye.


Now here I sit without you and all alone

Wondering why you never at least phoned.

I find myself unable to even cry

Over you and my lost chance to say goodbye.


Sometimes all you can do is cry...

Breakups are never easy, no matter what the situation.  You feel helpless, scared, hurt, alone, angry, and every other horrible emotion.  But nothing else ails a broken heart like a good cry...
Breakups are never easy, no matter what the situation. You feel helpless, scared, hurt, alone, angry, and every other horrible emotion. But nothing else ails a broken heart like a good cry... | Source

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