Of life and bittersweet goodbyes

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Goodbye
rustling leaves in autumn

I whisper as arrives
the end of year,

and lifetime of coffee mugs
and
crushed hopes
spill upon the page.

Goodbye
sorrow and load of heart

in my life I have loved
and lost,
only to emerge
and learn life is about

re-creating ourselves.

Goodbye
doubt, no longer here

I have embraced the pain
that made
me who I am,
being sunshine when
the sky is grey.

Goodbye
betrayal, I am wise and free

breathing in bloom
of magnolia trees,

knowing that sometimes
it’s best
to move on and
forget,

and some things are better
left unsaid.

 

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52 thoughts on “Of life and bittersweet goodbyes

  1. X says:

    Sorrow, doubt and betrayal.

    All things that weigh us down. Leaving us stuck in a moment. Stuck where we are.
    We do have to recreate ourselves in the after. That rebirth can be so refreshing.
    Sometimes it is best to move on, or you waste a whole bunch of time. They will come back when they are ready, if ever.

  2. Old Egg says:

    I am hoping as a fellow poet your beautiful sad words of farewell are poetic and not personal but merely ideas that spring to mind without a pain in your heart Sanaa.

  3. gillena says:

    Luv the re-creating aspect of the poem, there nuances of rembrances tug at the heart, and the taste is bittersweet

    A heartfully written poem Sanaa

    MuchπŸ’–love

  4. panchali says:

    Beautiful poem, Sanaa! Maybe life is a never-ending mystery, and our only job is to learn to be ok with this bittersweet mystery! Sigh….

  5. Tarang Sinha says:

    ‘Goodbye doubt, no longer here
    I have embraced the pain that made
    me who I am, being sunshine when
    the sky is grey.’

    This one is my favourite. Lovely, hopeful poem. πŸ™‚

  6. Kim M. Russell says:

    I love the use of repetition – goodbye echoes throughout the poem, Sanaa, and resolve shines through the crushed hopes, sorrow and load of heart, doubt and pain, to flower in the final stanza.

  7. Magaly Guerrero says:

    Goodbyes and rebirths are made of pain and lessons… and smiles, too. We can’t grow if our bones and flesh and mind don’t stretch until they hurt a bit. You’ve taken on the voice of autumn, spoken the pain and why it is worth the sacrifice.

  8. Fireblossom says:

    I have to confess I like these type of poems better than the love poems–these seem more genuine to me. I really love this, the strength of experience and hard-won wisdom in it, and the construction of the poem itself. Wonderful stuff, Sanaa.

  9. Rommy says:

    The attainment of wisdom is always bittersweet, but despite that, there is a thread of determination in this piece that is very heartening to see.

  10. kaykuala h says:

    knowing that sometimes it’s best
    to move on and forget,
    and some things are better left unsaid.

    Classic last words Sanaa! Very appropriate and very clever response to an emotional matter!

    Hank

  11. The Real Cie says:

    Betrayal, something which I have known way too much of. I am reluctant to let people in.
    For me, Autumn is my favorite season, yet November in particular is a time when I’ve lost a lot of people.
    Thank you for your comment on my poem.

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