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Poem: Sad Farewell

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Poem Summary

Sad farewell is a poem about how her mind is torn because she is leaving behind a place she has called home. It is filled with memories of love and sorrow.

Too fragile to remain she embarks on a new journey.

Her heart breaks with sadness. She fears the first steps of this unknown journey.

On a persnal note: It is so difficult to watch one get older.

The tears from her eyes broke my heart. I had not seen her cry before, but this moment was different.

She is leaving the place she has called home.

The following poem is written about these feelings.

"God Will Make A Way" by Don Moen

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Sad Farewell


Her mind is torn
with the thought of leaving
a place so dear to her heart,
where cherished memories live.

A place where she raised a family,
with memories of love and sorrow
hiding in every corner of the wall,
a place her heart has called home
for so many years.

Her bones too fragile and frail,
tears fill her eyes
as she bids farewell,
embarking on a new path
she has no desire to travel.

A sorrowful moment of heartbreak,
embracing the fear of the unknown
with her fond memories.

She gains the strength
to greet her first step
of this unfamiliar journey.

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"You Raise Me Up" by Selah

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 25, 2021:

A sadness like no other

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 19, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you.

I hate nursing homes.

They make people give up everything they have worked so hard to gain.

My friend, sadly didn't adjust well.

No longer with us.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 19, 2021:

I don't think that anyone ever desires to have to live in a nursing home. Sometimes there are no other options. I hope your friend or relative adjusts well to the new environment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 19, 2021:

When one says goodbye to his home

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 17, 2021:

It's so hard watching someone going through this one

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

Bobbi

Thank you.

It is a heartbreaking journey that many have to face.

My heart goes out to anyone that has to give up his home after so many wonderful years.

I'm glad the women in your family have faith to carry on.

Take care & have a good day.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on July 16, 2021:

Words are somethings like a sharp knife recalling a sad memory from the past--and I have been there too many times in my life. I am blessed with women in my family who are strong and have faith to carry on.

Your poem was awesome and truthful to many in our world today.

Thanks for sharing.

Bobbi Purvis

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 16, 2021:

It's heartbreaking to watch

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 13, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you for such insight.

I reread my poem and it doesn't say where she is going...perhaps this is better so one can grasp their own meaning of the words.

This is a new challenge for her as she is in a nursing home care facility which is sad and very difficult for all involved.

Thanks for reading.

manatita44 from london on January 13, 2020:

An excellent description of the anguish of unknowing … not knowing what tomorrow holds. She could have gone to heaven or embarked on new challenges. Doesn't say.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 10, 2020:

Shalini,

Thank you for such a thoughtful and well voiced text.

I agree with your words.

Thank you for reading and for your kind comment about my work.

Shalini Jadhvani from India on January 10, 2020:

So true Brenda. Novelty brings excite as well as a certain kind of anxiety. Change is an arduous step but it's a door to a beautiful and progressive journey ahead. The discomfort felt at the first step is worth the success and joy that is experienced as we complete climbing the last step of the ladder of success and embrace our sweet triumph. Indeed, a nice write and so much truth in your words. All the best and keep writing such beautiful poems as you do.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:

Ms. Dora,

You are so right. Good memories do help us survive those rough patches we must face in life.

Still difficult, but definitely helps one in the long run.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 08, 2020:

Your poem shows the power of good memories. We must take the time to register them. They help us survive the hard times.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:

Kari,

It broke my heart. My sorrow for her is beyond anything I have ever felt.

Through lots of prayer and deciding to look at this another way..she has taken the first step.

She is now looking at it like God has a plan.

There is another journey for her to take and possibly other people for her to help.

I am proud of her.

She is a strong lady.

Thank you for reading.

Enjoy your day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:

Lorna,

I am delighted to hear that I captured this feeling.

It is so heartbreaking. It hurts your heart so much to watch.

I can feel the pain and I feel helpless.

Thanks for reading.

Enjoy your day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:

Thank you, John.

It hurt my heart watching her pain, not wanting to leave.

Through lots of prayer, thinking about it in another way...she has given it a chance.

Thank you for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 08, 2020:

Prateek,

Yes, I try to put myself in that situation.

Thank you for reading.

Have a great day!

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 08, 2020:

I feel sorry for her, but she is very brave as she takes that first step.

Lorna Lamon on January 08, 2020:

This made me think of my Dad when we had to put him into a care home. I can feel the sorrow within the lines. Touching and heartbreaking Brenda.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 08, 2020:

This is heartbreakingly sad, Brenda. When someone is forced to leave a place that has been their home for many years it is a terrible ordeal, especially if the person is older. It is so hard to start afresh or readjust. Good work capturing so much feeling in your poem.

Prateek Jain from Madhya Pradesh, India on January 08, 2020:

Another heart touching poetry. You just written down the thoughts which comes to various people's mind while imaging the scenario. Thanks for sharing

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