Cynthia Aluning

Rookie (08-30-60 / Metro Manila, Philippines)

Saying Goodbye Means...I Love You - Poem by Cynthia Aluning

Parting ways is bitter
At times...
Parting ways is better
If you love me real
Set me free
Only in this
Life is conflict-free

If ever I say 'Goodbye'
That does not mean
I love you no more
But I want you to be
Much happier than before

And if ever I sob and cry
It's not because I lost you
Not only you that I will lose
But I lose life myself for you

God seemed to know
How much I loved you
Yet He would not
Let me have you
For having you means
I could lose you
And in not having you means
I could love you

Now we are happy
We made it light
By letting love go
It is just right
Though I wished
I could have been
But giving you back
You'll be at peace

Comments about Saying Goodbye Means...I Love You by Cynthia Aluning

  • (12/9/2005 12:25:00 PM)

    This piece beautifully illustrates the contradictions that we call emotional termoil. Perhaps we will never understand what it is that combines the negative and the positive to give us the feeling that we have (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 5, 2005

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