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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Goodbye


I think we are sometimes too willing to let a friendship die through misunderstanding. How does this fit this week's Gooseberry Garden theme of 'memories, nostalgia and family'?  Well, perhaps those things might make the difference when we are tempted to say goodbye. I hope they do.

Goodbye

I saw two friends say goodbye today
I watched them smile and drift away
Politely agree there was nothing to say
In sorrow, saw each turn her own way

Each unconcerned mask on a pain pinched face
Tears shimmered unseen, disappeared without trace
Each rigid step then widened the space
With shoulders held high, to quicken the pace

Why did this friendship that once was so rare
Let something dissolve what they each held so dear
Why did each one's desire, so seemingly clear
Tremulously echo somewhere they couldn't hear?

7 comments:

Victoria said...

Zoe, this saddens me, especially since two of my close friends have recently had a similar experience. I love them both and will not allow myself to be put into a spot of having to chose one over the other. But it's difficult. When we have friends over for a party or something, I can't not invite both. I will have to see what happens.

lynnaima said...

that is life, we meet and part ways, sad but such a real part of life.

enjoy gooseberry day!

http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/a-dream-and-a-whisper/

Morning said...

Why did this friendship that once was so rare
Let something dissolve what they each held so dear
Why did each one's desire, so seemingly clear
Tremulously echo somewhere they couldn't hear?


I hear you, they may reconnect later, that's my hope.

vivid and powerful write, smiles.

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Very sad and thought-provoking write, Zoe.

http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/mostly-about-the-past/

manicddaily said...

Hard to be stuck in the middle! Well-described. K.

Tifiny said...

sad, well penned departure.

maiyata yabara said...

Very moving piece. Thank you for sharing.