Memories. Lingering Goodbye by Word Rummager

Memories. Lingering Goodbye by Word Rummager

Memories. Lingering Goodbye by Word Rummager. Enjoy this beautiful poem and have a beautiful weekend, Yareah friends.


Clock by George Hodan

Lingering Goodbye

It wasn’t the first goodbye

They’d both been battered by the waves

So many times they had come close

“I love you” was just too hard

And not nearly enough


Youth was long gone

More than innocence had been lost

Too many questions would be left behind

Regret only for why not what once was

That was too simple


This goodbye would linger

Longer than other memories

The gaping holes in each of their days

Would never quite close up enough

To keep cold thoughts at bay


Rereading old letters

Was too dangerous

Though it helped to remember

All they had left

Were words

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"Andira finally put own to paper (or actually fingers to keyboard) in middle age as she recognized her need for a creative outlet. She began her Word Rummager blog recently after realizing she couldn't contain the ideas rattling around in her head for years. She loves to talk and think and write and often writes like she talks, without thinking. She is working on her first volume of poetry and has been featured on various online sites. She lives in Pennsylvania with a very patient husband and their two children whom are true joys. She is happy to be able to participate in this time of growth and technology when so many voices can be heard."

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