by Charmaine Chircop |
I want to thank each and everyone of you for all the support you'd given me through these past eight years on poetrysoup.Every beginning has an end ,and I guess my journey on this site ends here. I want to thankyou for helping me grow both as a poet and as a person.I will remember each and every one of you,and pray for your happiness.I thank the first friends who welcomed me on ps eight years ago.If it wasn't for you,I would have never been here all these years.You know who you are..And I thank all those friends I met along the way.I love you all.
On the sand your lonely footprints
But somewhere in a distant land
I walk beside you.
by Evelyn Judy Buehler |
eve, nature, nice, night, romantic love, sun, sunset,
Huge red-orange sun slowly recede,
Upon the sky seem to bleed;
Whispers of night, calling home,
Such sunset days rarely spent alone.
Look ahead to starry skies;
Not time for early goodbyes.
Without love cannot the heart grow-
A new day comes beyond the rainbow!
Warm Paris breeeze gently blow-
Roses atop the bureau;
Music with a certain ease;
Smooth jazz, if you please.
In darkness of shadows, waits he!
The night is young-for me!
Stars appear, quiet avenue.
Farewell dawn skies of baby blue.
When from misty dreams awakes,
When tomorrow sunrise overtakes,
Come listen music play,
On gold terrace of the sunny day!
by Michael Wise |
allusion, birth, cheer up, peace, philosophy,
The gift of a new day
holds the promise of a new way
A new way of seeing
A renewed way of being
The shedding of old skin
A fresh place to begin
Resurrected once more
for the treasures in store
A farewell to the old
A chance for the gold
The sunshine above
Another day to love
With strength in your flesh
and a mind that is fresh
New ideas to conceive
with more grace to receive
To dance in the dawn
and forget what is gone
To sing like a bird
and speak a new word
To celebrate when
you are born once again
by Emily Kroeger |
confusionlove, i love you,
I want to love you,
But how can I, when you... you treat me like this!?
No more! No more! No more!
I loved you once and have for always.
But no more will I love you for who you have become, but for who you
My love, I love you but this is my farewell.
by Tom Cunningham |
death, horse, love, soldier, war,
My one true love with eyes of sparkling blue
Our hearts as one it was our destiny
Heaven sent you for me and me for you
It would not last but end in tragedy.
War intervened I’d have to go away
To the Crimea with the light brigade
My true love I thought of every day
Our lives on hold along with plans we’d made.
The Captain said “suppress your greatest fears
Ride close ranks and do not come asunder”
The noise of hooves were ringing in my ears
Sounds they made were like a raging thunder.
A lance pierced me and off my horse I fell
Then death came down, my life I bid farewell.
Written on 7th February 2019.
by Mike Samford |
love, heart, heart, joy, love,
Oh! Farewell sweet sadness, forever farewell.
We must part now that all my tears have dried.
All the pain of my past, no more to hide.
It is joy that causes my heart to swell.
Go, I set you free from this prison cell
To see you leave and not feel you’re cold
arms around my chest; I release my hold
I speak of you no more, no more I tell
Oh! My sadness, you’re free; run from this hell
For I must stay and we must part, so go
For love has filled my heart to overflow
Around loves joy I know you can not dwell.
My odium lies with you memory
For love was come and brought her joy for me.
by Lindsay Laurie |
animal, death, heartbreak,
*For anyone who had a companion dog that grew old and tired*
I am gazing out across an empty land,
there is not a thing that interests me.
There is no happiness, in any tear I weep,
for it’s so hard to set your best friend free.
Simply there’s no choice in the time of life,
for nothing born can claim eternity,
so comes a time the head must rule the heart,
but it’s so hard to set your best friend free.
Comfort is to reminisce about the past,
and not dwell on what is a personal cost.
I should be celebrating for the love we had;
not mourning about what I have lost.
by Carl Fraser |
Surrounded by angry,raging seas Under a shrouded midnight moon
I think about loved ones dearly missed
I won't be seeing anytime soon.
Future plans come crashing down
Under the heavy pounding waves
I've traded my warm bed and loving arms
In exchange for an early watery grave.
Weep not for me my cherished children
For I could have been a better man
I just hope I will be remembered
For providing as best for you I can.
Eternity now pulls and beckons me
I must say my last goodbye with tears
To you my love, please forgive me,
For not providing you more years.
by Linda-Marie SweetHeart |
love, lost, goodbye, betrayal, goodbye, lost, love,
"Last Sigh of Goodbye"
charming candlelight lost radiant glaze
emotions vanished into twilight dust
broken pieces of heart swallowed in maze
as passionate masquerade died in lust.
fleeting embers of deceit bid adieu'
one last sigh of goodbye stole life's faint breath
a love letter spoke words of love untrue
in painful fond farewell eyes closed in death.
beyond dark grave lies loneliness and tears
'tis better to have loved and lost in life
yet ultimate betrayal spirit sears
impaling soul with wounds deep thrust of knife.
painted finale' carved in canvas cries
caressing love in bouquets of goodbyes.
*For Harry Horsman's Goodbye Contest.
*Nov. 15, 2012.
by rola safi-henson |
death, emotions, farewell, father daughter, moving on, sympathy,
As I lye awake and think of you
my heart always feels so blue.
I try my best to move on, but it's hard to do
since you've been gone.
Thou my heart feels like it's bleeding, I can't
stop how I'm feeling.
People say time will heal the pain but, at times
I feel I'm going insane.
I pray to god everyday, he makes my
pain go away.
I will always love you with all my heart, and know
that one day the healing will start.
But, until that day comes around I will never forget
when we laid you in the ground.
So, please God help me understand why daddy let go of my hand.
by Jannie Breedt |
break up, divorce,
Velcro ripped and soda fizz
Velvet crushed Moroccan night
Nocturnal buterflies those flickering fireflies
Our winking spies like circling satelites
Coming together , we fissures of light
Delicious refrain we split like pomegranite
Love spinning round the sun and the planets
Mortally chiselled on tombstone of granite
Hark ! Who goes there this Luciferous night
Its only I with my faltering lantern
Dragging behind attached little light
Fallen firefly - slow creeping glow worm
Mid air flight hangs the hateful things we said
Farewell this, heres lookin' at you kid
by Reason A. Poteet |
farewell, fishing, friend, sweet,
two septets with rhyme
At last, my friend and I bear no shame.
We spent a year seeking a soul-mate.
His eyes obliged my life to claim,
yet he could not, he would not propose.
Our calm ship was headed aground
for months we kept it together -
an ocean of hope, my playground.
Fisherman's widow! At long last
I reeled in and quit my fishing.
I found my reach exceeds my grasp.
Two smiling faces fade from sight,
we travel on very different waves.
Feeling free, we are all alone tonight,
the settled sweetness of farewell.
inspired by a quote from Andrea del Sarto byRobert Browning,
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,"
by John Pen |
break up, cry, farewell, heartbroken, lost love, relationship, sad love,
For the piles of promises that were broken
And the avalanche of lies that were spoken
I have got to go, you know I've got to go
I have got to leave the lock of your arms
And escape from the spell of your charms
I have got to go, you know I've got to go
What we had was sweet while it lasted
But now it looks like our time was wasted
I have got to go, you know I've got to go
by Daniel Turner |
For every good thing in this life
There seems to be a bad
All the good ones make us happy
The bad ones mad or sad
But then there is the word goodbye
Which I've never understood
Cause every time I've said those words
Was anything but good
When those I love must go away
Other words I utilize
See you later, so long, farewell
Or wave and just say bye
But every time I've said goodbye
It always made me cry
And that's the reason why I say
There are no good, goodbyes
September 26 2016
by Terry O'Leary |
lost love, love, love hurts,
Above, the blushing blood moon vexes silken ebon space
with shadows in the mournful mist recalling, pale, a wistful trace -
her farewell smile I viewed through tears that almost veiled her face -
she turned her head and whispered low 'another time, another place...'
by Millard Lowe |
allegory, death of a friend, goodbye, grief, imagery, love, metaphor,
In graveyard dreams
tombstones are etched
with fading memories
Only plastic flowers
are forever—apart from
my undying love…
Farewell, mon amie...
by Lyric Man |
absence, break up, emotions, farewell, heartbroken, hope, lost love,
A thousand sunset nights
Dark shadows on the ground
Can't drown out the light
When you were around
Your voice from back then
Still whispers in my ear
Girl, you in my sweatshirt
The thought brings a tear
And though we're far away
In my heart you are here
I'm still praying for the day
That the sun will reappear
Something in this night sky
Tells me the storm will pass
Your almond eyes come home
Sweet girl, together at last
Note: This is a sad love write. A thousand nights can't heal the hurt or steal his hope. He can still see her as if those almond eyes had almost never left.
by Wren Rushing |
death, farewell, love, relationship,
There was an old couple whose love was strong,
their life together was happy and long.
But one day the wife sadly passed away
and the old man was left alone to stay.
One life carrying a torch for the two,
until a lifetime on this earth was through.
Joined once again in a heaven to share,
he longed for the day to see her there.
A single flame burning deep in the night,
held in a little room hidden from sight.
Nearly touching and yet so far apart,
kept barely alive in one lonely heart.
One faithful morning the old man was gone,
now reunited and never alone.
by Tim Smith |
My heart cries
As it dies once more
My arms go limp as you break free
Standing alone with memories and a broken heart
I am lost, a pauper without a grave, doing time waiting for Him to call me home
by Richard Lamoureux |
farewell, happy, happy, life,
A sweet princess lays upon a bed
All those who see her think she is dead
The Prince wants to save her with his kiss
He hopes that true love will bring them bliss
Some Fairy Tales are filled with regret
This Prince has a reason to be upset
She has a heart he will never hold
A part of the Story never told
She loves another, but it's not him
The light of her life starts to grow dim
He kisses and cry's there is no hope
Feeling lost his life ends with a rope
This tale does not have a happy end
Such a sad place this World of pretend
The Princess paid the ultimate cost
No more happy days all have been lost
by Arturo Michael |
farewell, love, missing you,
Makes me cry
Without you here
I miss you so much
An empty house of stone
A lonely bed of silence
My life will never be the same
Only memories of you remain
Blessed be the day we are in Heaven
by alex j stokas |
farewell, i love you,
I remember you standing high above that big muddy river
The wind dancing with your soft white cotton dress
Revealing tanned straight legs standing on green summer grass
The golden sun dripped into your fiery hair as the shadows of
Dusk silently approached
I watched you, a picture of innocence, of unreality
As the evening grew long shadows you turned and smiled
It was the last time we were together
by Aishwarya vr |
death, fear, grief, mother daughter,
I say farewell to you
because I never knew
my time would come soon
like the waning of the moon
your eyes filled with tears,
your hands holding mine,
I feel the love and pain
for years it had only been in vain
because I will be gone for once and all.
but you always wanted me by your side
as the girl whom you loved the most.
'O mother' do not weep!
and 'O mother' do not curse!
My day has come, it's time to part
bless me for the afterlife.
Though I die now,
I live forever in your heart!
by Mark Hounsell |
They lived a long time together.
They grew old together - they died.
Few to say “good-bye” - to see what they had become.
They drifted together in their own dreams
chasing their own stars
face to face with Angels.
Their together hearts filled with resplendent love
growing beyond the reach of others
who may have observed but they never understood.
Alone together - only children and this song sings
that they were ever here.
Lovely she fell first, alone he died - together again.
by Line Gauthier |
devotion, love, magic, moon, nature, night, sunset,
At day's end a retreating sun banished
Awestruck we witness its closing farewell
Silently the last veil of hue vanished
Our woes amounting to mere bagatelle
Nightfall air transfixed as if by a spell
Overcome with a wave of emotion
Rose sublimely over the citadel
An opalescent moon set in motion
‘Twas a night of magical proportion
Willow trees swaying in the summer breeze
Billowing waves pulsating devotion
Surrendering unperturbed with such ease
A sumptuous spectacle up above
Reflected in a sea of divine love
Submitted on May 13, 2018, for contest SUMMER LOVE SONNET sponsored by JOHN HAMILTON - RANKED 3RD