There's always tears in goodbyes...

There’s always tears in goodbyes
And I thought I’m strong enough by now
To watch my dad leave me that I will not shed a single drop of it
But I guess I was so touched that he came back for me
Knowing that the bus is so horribly delayed
I quickly hopped off the bus
I salam, kissed both his cheeks and forehead
And hugged him again
And quickly I hopped back on the bus
By now my eyes are watering
From where I sat we exchanged wave of goodbye
And then as the bus left the station
I can see my dad driving upfront
And tears just came streaming down as he drove further and further away
as tears always come in other goodbyes.

There's always tears in goodbyes...

manny184

Joined August 2008

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I wrote this when I was waiting for the horribly delayed bus one time. I was leaving my hometown and my dad was there to send me off. I guess what really made me sad is that watching my dad, already in his late seventies, still driving himself around.

Note:
‘Salam’ refer to the act of extending both your hands to other person and clasp them, in a way it is close to handshake except that people use both hands for salam. After ‘salam’ people would usually bring their hands to the chest where the heart is. This symbolizes the sincerity of the salam. Salam is part of Malay culture.

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