David Thomas

Please Just Say Goodbye - Poem by David Thomas

had i known it then
that you'd leave without a single world,
snatched up like a fish in a net
with nowhere to go
just home,
that place you left your family
with your soul gone afar,
i'd have gone with you
rather than stay and suffer this agony

She's leaving too
like everyone else
i don't know what to say,
she says it's pointless i say it's
totally important...
but what can i do? she doesn't want to stay
who am i to keep her
i need your help,
won't you come back?
i've been without a father for too long,
this shell you left is not enough
it's merely salt in the wound

will she leave too,
without saying goodbye?
and if she says goodbye...
will it be any easier?

The caged bird learns to open its cage
spread its wings and fly away,
but do they ever come back?
do they ever fly on back to their place before,
to the people they knew before...
i can't just let you go
You were everything to me
(you still are) but now i'm forced to lean
towards a soundlier conclusion,
what is to become of us?
will you leave without one last goodbye?
(should i even try?)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 15, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 15, 2010

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