David Whalen

Silver Star - 4,192 Points (5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Hellos And Goodbyes - Poem by David Whalen

Ne'er feel need to say hello
Nor ne'er need bid to one goodbye
In it's stead, show love
And touch the shoulder of…
Greet and leave them
With a smile in one's eye
Greet them…as had ne'er parted
Only for a moment but had stepped away
Take one's leave
As in arrival
With friendly face
And heart on sleeve
Hellos and byes be simple lies
When one's heart ne'er in truth …
Arrives or parts
One can ne'er stray
Too far away
from those who dwell
within thoughts and hearts
Are they not in one's mind wrought
Full and warm in mind's misty eyes
So to me, you see, it's
Happenstance of hypocrisy
These rituals that be given life
Happy greetings, sad leavings
Cheerios, toodleoos,
God be with you's,
Fond adieus
…Hellos and goodbyes…



Comments about Hellos And Goodbyes by David Whalen

  • Wini Jose (8/15/2012 1:52:00 PM)


    Actually this poem reminds me of my time in the airport both in arrival as well as in departure. The times we say hello and goodbyes. These two words have lots of meaning in human life. A poem well written.10++++++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012



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