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No Goodbye Tonight

Updated on September 10, 2015

He Loved with all his Heart.

As they walked he held her hand tenderly,

and often he stopped and kissed the inside

of her wrist---so softly his lips---touched feathery

light,

He felt he was losing her, but he denied it with

all his might.


His eyes caressed her face shining with love,

Her beauty was God given from above.


His green eyes could scintillate with love and

tenderness,

Or flash with enflamed anger with precipitous

fierceness.


He knew his love for her was greater,

And his passion lately excelled hers

but he was not a berater.

A Couple In Love
A Couple In Love
A Man and Woman in Love
A Man and Woman in Love

He turned her face--- towards him,

and saw the tears in her sapphire eyes,

And he wondered----why she cries?


He wanted her love—not her tears---and his

own pain was heard in his voice,

However, he had to ask her----he had no choice.


He asked with the love of a fraught man,

“What is wrong my Darling, what has made you so sad?” “Please tell me my Sweetheart, so I can make you glad.”


She scrutinized his face for the effect of her words,

And when she finished---she wasn’t confident he heard.


For not a word came from him—as he stared into her

eyes,

Never a blink did he make, as his green eyes cried.

“I cannot tell you goodbye—tonight---

whatever I did—my love—I will make it right.”


“No!” she said loudly, “I love another,

and I am so sorry to tell you, but what else can I do---it is your brother.”


He sat on the park bench long after she'd walked away,

He knew he would never feel the same again after this day.

He sat in the Park on his Bench
He sat in the Park on his Bench

Many Years Later in th Park

Many years later---in freezing weather in the park----on a bench,

Sat an old man feeding the squirrels and birds, he watched the birds as they took a bath in the---cold water-filled trench.


His hair was white and his green eyes were now faded with age,

With his newspaper folded neatly beside him---he had read every page.


His niece was getting married today,

He had never seen her---because many years ago—he had gone away.


But he stared at her picture---a duplicate of her mother,

And for him---- there had been no other.


The stars shone brightly in the dark sky,

Until, the snowflakes began to fall, gently at first, then the silence became a roar, and the snow came faster and heavier than he could ever recall.


He did not move, and sat there letting the snow cover him, until you could not see him no more,

And all around him was a white blanket floor.


All the family stood around on the hard frozen

ground, stood then nieces and nephews who knew

him not,

His brother and wife with stood with others on his plot.


Lavender Roses covered the coffin, as the icy air—

seem to settle around the coffin, to slowly freeze the roses with gentle care.


The brother who had wronged him cried unashamed,

And the woman who had left him---herself she blamed.


She thought of him often all through the years,

Her memory of their once love---brought her many tears.


She opened his Family Bible” as they left the grave,

and a letter fell out---written on the envelope was

her name---engrave in red,

I hope you do not read this until I am dead.


My Darling he wrote---to you---whom I have loved

---it is not your fault,

How can one accuse the heart for what it feels

---I criticize you naught.


Months later the--- green lush grass had grown over

---- the dirt and clay,

Accented by the lovely flowers who someone placed

on his grave----each day.


During the daytime if no one is near,

His birds and squirrels that he had fed---

sit upon his tombstone to sing and chatter

throughout the daytime without fear.



PurvisBobbi44 is the sole author of this article and if copied anywhere else on the Internet or printed in magazines or books it was taken without written consent and is strictly prohibited.

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    PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

    Hi Gypsy Rose Lee,

    I hope the sun is shining in Latvia---it is still raining in Florida and I am kind of tired of the wetness. But I suppose we should bless out liquid sunshine.

    Thank you for your visit and kind words.

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

    Hi Suzettenaples,

    Life is a maze and sometime it is sprinkled with too much sorrow.

    Have a great weekend.

    Bobbi

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. Wonderfully and touchingly romantic.

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    Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

    Beautiful narrative poem and so poignant. The twists and turns of life ate sometimes tragic .

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Vellur,

    Thank you for reading and leaving a comment. I hope you have a great week.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

    WOW as beautiful as ever, love the stories you tell through your poems.Enjoy all your poems. Voted up.

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Tina,

    Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I hope you are having a great week.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    WillStarr,

    Thank you for visiting my hub and leaving a comment. I feel honored that you took the time to do it.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Excellent! Wow!

    I love it.

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    Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

    Thanks for this wonderful poem about a life. Love and heartbreak is part of our life even though we wish for ever lasting happiness! Thanks for this lovely poem

    Voted up, beautiful

    Tina

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Brandym2012,

    I am so happy you enjoyed reading my poem. Stop by anytime--I always appreciate it when someone leaves a comment.

    Have a great week.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    Brandym2012 5 years ago from PA

    Beautiful work PurvisBobbi44. I truly enjoy reading your hubs. Thank you so much for sharing this poem.

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    BlossomSB,

    Thank you for visitng and commenting--I appreciate it very much.

    Have a great week,

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Ardie,

    I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my poem.

    You have a great week.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

    Oh Bobbi, you weave a fantastic tale with your poetry. My heart ached for the man and woman in the story.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

    A lovely narrative poem that is so true to what can happen in life, and it tells the story without becoming morbid or too long strung out. Voted up and beautiful.

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Poetic Fool,

    Thanks for your comment--I appreciate it when a comment is left--this tells me if I am doing something right or wrong.

    Thanks,

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Debbie,

    Thank you so much for reading my poem and for your comment. I always feel honored when you read my work.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Thank you so much learner365,and I appreciate you reading my poem, and leaving a comment.

    I have written you name down--so when my family lets me slow down again--I will read some of your hubs.

    Thanks again,

    Bobbi

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    Saadia A 5 years ago

    Such a lovely poem i must say.You really have painted bitter sweet memories with beautiful words. I enjoyed every second of my reading. Simply amazing the poem is !!! Well done :)

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    Poetic Fool 5 years ago

    Very much an engrossing story in this piece, Bobbi! Well told and bittersweet. Thanks for sharing.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Bobbi.. I have to say this is the best poem ever!!! I have some favorites on the hub. and now you are in the top five.. this is excellent.. the love and the loss and then he died. Oh my you took me from each time and I was sitting on he edge of my sit. bravo to you my dear

    Debbie

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi billybuc,

    Thanks for reading and for your comment, I am so happy you liked it----I wrote it for all my males friends, as I mostly write from a woman's point of view.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Curiad,

    Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your comment.

    I am happy you enjoyed reading it--as I wrote it for you guys.

    Thanks,

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Awww, Bobbi, that was a tear-jerker for sure. Is there anyone among us who has not experienced that kind of heartbreak? Lovely poem my friend...simply lovely!

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    Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

    Bobbi, this is splendid. A story told, of a life so old.

    Well Done

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Ann,

    It is always nice to hear from you, and I appreciate you taking time to read my hub. You have a great rest of the weekend.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Nell Rose,

    You and anndavis have the sweetest profile pictures, it always makes me smile when you comment.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, and maybe some male will tell us if this has happened to him or to anyone he knows.

    Thanks,

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Michael,

    I am so happy you stopped by, as I value your comments.

    I just told Jon, I am hoping Sunday afternoon I will be able to catch up on all my favorite writers hub. I will see you then.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

    Hi Jon,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.

    I noticed you are doing a poem a day--maybe Sunday after I can catch up on all my favorite writers. See you then.

    Your Hub Friend,

    Bobbi

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    anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

    You put a good deal of thought into this one. Well done!

    Detailed and heart felt.

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    A whole life story told with such wonderful words, I really loved this, and how many times does this really happen? voted up amazing!

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    cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    Bobbi, this is a great poem. I love how you make the words tell a story of sadness and love, that all could feel whether they have experienced it or not. Beuatiful poem again bobbi. I thought your imagination was very good.

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    Jonathan McCloskey 5 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    Great poem, I loved how it transitioned from the man at the park bench to the man in the grave, lovely tactic.