Not Goodbye

Goodbye is a terrible word.

So final.

As we said goodbye today,

To a man well-loved,

I thought myself French…

This is not goodbye,

I thought,

But au revoir.

[We said au revoir to Great Grandpa Geoff today.  His recent death inspired my very first poem – A ripe old age ]

[This poem inspired ‘Farewell‘ – a beautiful poem by Cubby you may also be interested to read.]

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12 Responses to Not Goodbye

  1. Cubby says:

    I agree, goodbyes sound so final. Not goodbye, not when there are still hellos in our heart.

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  2. dflorack says:

    Sorry for your loss. 😦

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  3. This is sad Pooky, and Im so sorry you had to say au revoir. But this poem and others of yours I have read show you have a healthy outlook on death which has to be a good thing. Xx

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  4. Very true words, Pooky, and so sad for your loss, too…written with beauty and honesty. Take care, Lauren xx

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  6. lulupoetrycorner says:

    Beautiful thought…sorry for your loss.

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  7. wbdeejay says:

    I too had a family member pass away recently and found inspiration from the funeral day.

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