My Long Last Goodbye

MY LONG LAST GOODBYE

IN THE TWILIGHT OF MY CONSCIOUS
BETWEEN WAKE AND SLEEP……..
DARKNESS FALLS
SCATTERING SHADOWS TO CHASE THE LIGHT
I SEE YOUR FACE…..
I FEEL YOUR TOUCH
I STILL HEAR YOU CALL MY NAME

SIXTEEN MONTHS SINCE YOU SAID GOODBYE
YESTERDAY HAS BEEN LOST
IN WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOMORROW
TIME HAS TEMPERED
LOVE AND SORROW
CELEBRATING THE BETTER….
SHARING THE WORST
SWEETHEART, FRIEND, LOVER, WIFE
YOU ARE MY PAST, YOU WERE MY LIFE

ALL OUR FIRSTS,
LOVE AND LAUGHTER,
PAIN AND LOSS
LIFE TOGETHER’S COST
NOW THESE MEMORIES
I ALONE BARE
WITH NO ONE LEFT TO SHARE

A THOUGHT OF A PAST EXPERIENCE
BRINGS A TWINKLE OF REMEMBRANCE
WITH A SMILE OF RECOGNITION
COMES A FLOW OF EMOTION
MAKING A LAUGH
AS CLOSE AS A CRY

AS SNAPSHOTS OF MY MIND COME FLOODING BACK
I REALIZE JUST WHAT I LACK
WITH YOUR PART GONE
I MOVE THROUGH THIS LIFE
AS A PAWN
THE WORLD IS DISTORTED,
OUT OF BALANCE AND UNKIND
YOU LOVED ME FOR WHO I WAS
WHO I COULD BE
YOU MADE ME…………. WHO I AM
WE WALKED AS ONE,
THROUGH LIFE
CONSTANT COMPANIONS
IN TIME

I CLOSE MY EYES,
I STILL HEAR YOU CALL MY NAME
IN THE MORNING I HEAR YOUR CALLING
IN THE EVENING I FEEL YOUR URGING
SOMETIMES INSISTING
SOMETIMES PLEADING
BUT THE ONE I WISH NOT TO HEAR
ONE OF PANIC AND OF FEAR
TO KNOW YOUR BODY IS FAILING…
YOUR MIND STILL CLEAR

I REMEMBER THIS TOO,
AS YOU SAY YOUR GOODBYES AND FACE YOUR FEAR,
TRUE LOVE AND SELFLESS CARE
ACROSS TIME AND GENERATIONS, TO SEE
THE VOICE OF A CHILD OF THREE
BREAK THE CLUTCHES OF PAIN AND DEATH
AND AWAKEN AS A CALL
FROM YOUR COMATOSE FALL
SEARCHING WITH EYES THAT CANNOT SEE
REACHING WITH ARMS THAT CANNOT MOVE
TO FIND THE SOURCE OF LOVE AND DEVOTION
FROM A LIFE OF DEDICATION

NOW WE GIVE YOU UP AND SEND YOU HOME
YOU FOUGHT YOUR BEST,
YOU DESERVE THE REST
AS OUR DAUGHTER AND I WHISPER IN EACH EAR
AND TELL YOU IT’S ALRIGHT,
YOU’LL ALWAYS BE NEAR
SAY FAREWELL AND LET YOU GO
TO WAKE TO A BETTER DAY

WE WILL FOREVER REMEMBER THIS SCENE
OF PEACE SO CALM AND SO SERENE,
…….. YOUR FINAL SMILE……. YOUR ETERNAL TEAR

LOOK BACK ON A TIME NOW COMPLETE
KNOWING LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
I WISH ONLY……….TO HEAR YOU CALL MY NAME

trwoody

My Long Last Goodbye

trwoody

Joined September 2009

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I am letting go of the last note on my journey of healing. Hardest to let go because it is the first poem I wrote.

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