Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,655 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

A Last Good Bye - Poem by Juan Olivarez

Eyes are focused, somewhere else,
Ears no longer hear your words.
Mind tuned in to distant bells,
Or perhaps sweet singing of birds.
Perhaps focused on what lies beyond,
The man made things, and a distant sun.

Finally at ease with the world around,
Not one single hint of pain.
Benign smiles on lips that frowned,
As breath finally starts to wane.
No longer concerned with Earthly cares,
A long climb begins, on astral stairs.

Then a final light inside those eyes,
Knowingly falls on your face.
A last good bye from beyond the skies,
A guarantee of far happier days.
No more doubts and no more fears,
But you can't rejoice, through the flow of tears.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

4/22/12 Alton Texas

Comments about A Last Good Bye by Juan Olivarez

  • Cigeng Zhang (9/29/2016 6:30:00 AM)

    A Last Goodbye
    A last goodbye was a sad moment. Your poem was touching and beautiful. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/15/2012 7:13:00 PM)


    Thank you, Juan for such a tender gentle telling of the way it often is. Constance Yost (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2012 8:39:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem Juan, it brought tears to my eyes. Great write. Keep writing them my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/24/2012 1:58:00 PM)


    At times, such imaginings are a welcome respite. Excellent work. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2012 7:44:00 PM)


    walking thru the veil... to freedom! great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 23, 2012


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