Sallie Howson

Goodbye - Poem by Sallie Howson

I will not visit art galleries
With you in mind.
Buying books
And postcards
In order to
Share the beauty
With you.

I will not fix scenes in my head
Remembering every detail
Of trees blossoming,
Birds flying,
People interacting.
Ready to relate it
To you.

I will not write poetry
Revealing my private thoughts
And inner feelings.
Knowing every word
Will be
Lapped up
By you.

I will not intrude on your depression
And solitude,
Searching out
Touching scriptures,
Encouraging words,
And loving thoughts
For you.

No more.
I will cancel you from my life
Just as thoroughly
As you
Have cancelled me
From yours.

Comments about Goodbye by Sallie Howson

  • (4/3/2012 2:05:00 PM)

    Interesting poem, with a touch of bitterness. Goodbyes, should they be private? (Report) Reply

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  • PERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (6/28/2009 12:46:00 PM)

    heartfelt piece, touching, thanks for sharing 10 (Report) Reply

  • (6/24/2008 12:47:00 AM)

    beautifully expressed
    very heartfelt
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  • (9/27/2007 2:34:00 AM)

    Well penned, a very emotional poem. I guess goodbye will make you a better person and made a better one start. God bless - Rommel (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (5/12/2007 4:20:00 PM)

    A very forceful and certain ' goodbye' here Sallie. Keep the will power going, don't give in. Stand by your decision. Interesting write, and a pleasure to read.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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  • (5/12/2007 2:30:00 PM)

    enlightening way to not say hello to an old memory. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011

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