Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

My Final Goodbye Notes - Poem by Mary Nagy

It's the fear
of an early departure
mixed with knowledge
of things left unsaid.

I sit biting my lip
as I write this.
I don't notice the pain
till I've bled.

Do I say
''Goodbye'' or ''See ya later''?
Overwhelmed by this
feeling of dread.

They all know that my heart
was made for them
(or made by them
as I've often said) .

I must go with the plan of returning
still I plan so I leave no regrets.
I have written my final goodbye notes
with the hopes they will never be read.


Comments about My Final Goodbye Notes by Mary Nagy

  • (6/2/2006 1:45:00 PM)


    That final stanza is the kicker. Well-done. -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (5/27/2006 10:20:00 PM)


    MARY...THERE SHOULD BE NO GOODBYE NOTES READ NOR INFERENCES OF GOODBYE SPOKE...I HAVE READ MUCH OF YOUR WORK SINCE MY JOINING PH, AND ALL I CAN TELL YOU BASED ON MY OWN PERSONAL BATTLE WITH A GRAVE ILLNESS, AND THE FIRE IN THE WORDS I HAVE READ IN YOUR WORK...IN MY EYES & HEART, MARY, YOU ARE THE EPITOMY OF THE TRUE COMPETITOR, WHICH AS WE BOTH KNOW
    CANNOT SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN A GRIPPING FIGHT THAT ACHIEVES UNPARALLELED VICTORY....YOUR POETRY TELLS ME YOU ARE EXACTLY WHAT I JUST DESCRIBED....I 'M CONFIDENT YOU'VE BEEN FIGHTING...NOW IS WHEN YOU KICK IT UP TO THE HIGHEST POINT YOU CAN REACH, , , YOUR WILL...YOUR PRAYER...OUR PRAYERS..AND THE FACT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY SURE SITUATIONS BY SCADS OF SURE ALLEGED EXPERTS WHO ARE WONDERING TONIGHT HOW THEY COULD HAVE BEEN SO WRONG...YOU, MARY WHO I AM MESSAGING IN THE MONTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY SHOULD FEEL EXTRA PROTECTED FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.AS YOU FIGHT THE FIGHT, AND WRITE A BEST SELLING HARDBOUND ABOUT IT YEARS& YEARS FROM NOW..FRANK
    AND NOW IS WHEN YOU TAKE THE BATTLE THROUGH
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  • Brian Dorn (5/19/2006 9:23:00 PM)


    Mary, I'd like to think 'see ya later' would be more appropriate, less feeling of finality than 'goodbye' in my opinion. Anyway, really good poem, it makes you think...
    Brian
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  • (5/19/2006 11:31:00 AM)


    A very dear write of facing the depth of one's love when facing the possible worst... This touched me, esp. the fourth stanza. May I use that on my future headstone? ! Glad that you are finished with the worst now, and recovering more each day. Love, Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2006 10:09:00 AM)


    Let it all float away Mary. It wil better sooner than you think.

    Sarah Wasserstein
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  • Ernestine Northover (5/14/2006 8:12:00 AM)


    No Probs Mary. All will be well, and you'll be tearing up those notes in no time. Think positive. Love and best wishes to you and I will chat again soon. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2006 9:15:00 PM)


    Dear Sweet Mary: I hope you know that our prayers will be with you every step of the way, and our love, and that we don't want those notes ever read either. We love and respect you so much. Rest easy, love, and take care. (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2006 7:42:00 PM)


    Sleep well and return to us safely, I will pray for your safety through-out,
    Sometimes it can all be so daunting,
    Please let us know how it went when you return
    Love Duncan X
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  • Charles M Moore (5/13/2006 7:28:00 PM)


    Sad and touching poem, as usual well written. (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2006 7:15:00 PM)


    Dear Mary, live for eternity and share your love! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2006 7:13:00 PM)


    Oh Mary so sad, please say it is not you. Deeply from the heart.

    Patricia Gale
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007


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