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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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Posted for ‘Kerry’s Challenge’ @ Real ToadsΒ 

Comments

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    “I have embraced the pain that made
    me who I am, being sunshine when
    the sky is grey.”…Oh this is lovely, inspiring & beautifully bittersweet.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. Susan says:

    “re-creating ourselves”
    Wiser and Whole, Your narrator glows! Mighty fine poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed!❀️ Thank you so much, X πŸ™‚ for your kind and thoughtful words ❀️

  4. Mary says:

    Ah, sometimes those good-byes which seem to be bitter initially turn out to take a sweet turn in the end!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Mary ❀️

  5. Hopeful says:

    Oh this was uplifting and a fresh way at looking at life. thanks for the glory Sanaa! It was very much needed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, hopeful πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  6. This is very beautiful and very real. I love the wisdom in “I have embraced the pain that made me who I am, being sunshine when the sky is grey.” Wonderfully done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! ❀️ Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it! ❀️

  7. Bev says:

    Ah, how the bitter brings about the sweet, and the ability to be sunshine when the sky is grey! Beautifully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  8. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (They are poetic πŸ™‚ )

  9. Thotpurge says:

    crushed hopes and coffee mugs…. very evocative Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. 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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

      much love…

  11. 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….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  12. Margaret says:

    embraced and unsaid — awesome – and really the best way to move on in many instances. Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. Kerry O'Connor says:

    life is definitely about recreating oneself. Very true.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  14. 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™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tarang πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  15. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  16. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  17. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Shay πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  18. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Rommy ❀️

  19. Sara McNulty says:

    ‘Lifetime of coffee mugs and crushed hopes’ – what an incredible image that is. I am glad you are Sunny!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww! ❀️ Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! ❀️

  20. Bjorn says:

    I especially love the last positive verses, the goodbyes to all the things that make you weak.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. Such wisdom in this…Yes, there is much that is better off unsaid. Words can create chains that are hard to break.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  22. kanzensakura says:

    I like this so much better than your love poems…it seems so true and wise. And re-creating yourself – wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  23. 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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  24. Angie says:

    I like how you’ve turned goodbyes into hopeful beginnings

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Angie πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  25. Many things are best left unsaid…and we could say, ” It is blessed to forget some things.” Perhaps forgetting, is a form of forgiving. A thoughtful piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Cara πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

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