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Poem: No Comfort in Saying Goodbye

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"In the Arms of an Angel" by Sarah Mclachlan


Her heart aches
as she watches
her loved one
near death’s door.

She doesn't understand
how to say goodbye,
there are no words
to express the heartbreak
and the loneliness
she feels deep down
within every fiber of her bones.

She finds no comfort
understanding there is a higher power
to which all paths of life belong.

Teardrops fall
with memories flashing across her mind,
leaving pictures
for her to cherish,
looking onward
at her loved one
not knowing
the words to speak.

"See You Again" by Carrie Underwood



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 09, 2019:

Thank you, Loyal Frienemy.

It is so hard to say goodbye. I am pleased to hear you enjoy reading this poem.

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them.

Brights and Blues by Nishika Chhabra from India on July 01, 2019:

Such a heart touching poem. The words hold the literal meaning of goodbyes. Beautifully expressed, I actually loved reading it. Impressive work.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 30, 2019:

I am glad to hear my work displays the feelings I wanted to show.

I love the music, it can be used on so many different levels.

Thank you Lorna, for your kind words.

Lorna Lamon on June 30, 2019:

There is always a sense of grief and helplessness when we say goodbye to a loved one and your poem conveys this. I also love the music you chose - very fitting.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 29, 2019:

Thank you, Chitrangada. I am happy you enjoyed this one.

Yes, it is painful to say goodbye.

Thanks for reading.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 29, 2019:

Beautifully expressed poem. Good byes are always so painful. It’s the golden memories, that comfort us.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.