Treasure Island

Kolabomi Adeko

(Lagos)

Goodbye, Farewell


Farewell is beautiful
A glimpse into the future
Farewell is wonderful
It sets for Adventure

Goodbye is sad
A dive into the past
Goodbye is hard
It memories cast

For old faces must go
Yet new places to go

A chapter opened
And a chapter closed

O Farewell O farewell
How nice if I could tomorrow tell

O Goodbye O goodbye
In thou sweet memories lie

For us you take backward
And make to the past hold
Farewell a' forward
To face the future bold

And today
Yes verily day
With feelings set at bay
These very words I say

Farewell and goodbye
Goodbye and farewell

I say with pleasure and pain
Yes with tears
With grief and joy
Tears of grief and joy

Submitted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Edited: Saturday, March 17, 2012

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  • Ifedayo Oshin (8/6/2011 5:19:00 AM)

    Aren't those what we are left with, farewell and goodbye? Some go and some come! every entrance is an exit... thanks Kola for your beautiful and painful poems remind of us these things... we can not run from them... life is always a mixed grill... of... grief and joy and there are...Tears in our grief and joy.. (Report) Reply

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