Saying Goodbye

Messages from the other side

saying goodbye

my wife’s friend

contacted me

from beyond

whispering to me

to

‘take care of my own wife’

who was her friend

then

another time

A friend of mine

who passed

said

wordlessly…

‘Hey, it’s cool here, why don’t you join me!’

although

I was excited for him

that

he was having such a grand ole’ time

in eternity

I told him

I had to

‘take care of my wife’

that I had things to do

that I wasn’t quite ready

that I would have to see him later

and that was their only message

and

then they were gone

in silence forever

and

To those acquaintances and people

who aren’t here anymore

we

say goodbye

goodbye to grade school

goodbye to adolescence

goodbye to what you were

farewell to all childishness

and to all those things you once had

the loss of which

leaves something in its place

a maturity

yours to keep

be it burdensome

be it for growth

Is it that life’s too short?

that when you learn your lessons

no one asks you to share your wisdom?

is it that everyone else

cannot be told by you

that life must be their teacher instead?

that you are in the end

alone in your own mind

within your own feelings

and

inside your own thoughts

trapped by your own experience

in your own time

in a world by yourself

and time

yes that mysterious time

moves on

as it does

to where it will go

without anything

without anyone

slowing it down

or burdening it

it’s

this unknown thing

saying hello to you

when it decides you are going

with it

whether you are ready

whether you are not

and that

that decision is

so

not

up

to

us

 

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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