Gary Scott Gebert

Rookie (05/31/62 / Milwaukee, WI)

A Silent Goodbye

Poem by Gary Scott Gebert

you say your cold
yet I lie here next to you

you say you’re happy
even as tears run down your face

you whisper sweet sayings
but in a foreign language I don’t recognize

you giggle at my jokes
yet you shout at me through those eyes

you’ve held my hand
but only with those black velvet gloves

you’ve uttered your dreams
though I’m never a part of them

you tell me lies
but somehow they are the truth

you have let go
however there’s a string attached

you’ve done your part
but there are puzzle pieces missing

you have spoken your peace
yet inside you’re screaming with hate

it’s come to this now
a silent war
no words
no actions

just a silent goodbye


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 6, 2004