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I Cannot Say Goodbye

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Auguste
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I Cannot Say Goodbye

by Michael


I cannot say goodbye to her,
this friend I held so very dear,
and even as the flowers wilt,
I know I cannot shed a tear.

For if I do, it might be real,
then grief would feast upon my heart.
I know that I would surely die,
so dare not even let them start.

Such loving memories I have.
The summer rain upon her face,
how her hand fit my own so well.
I pray that time will not erase.

Contagious always, was her laugh.
I smile as I remember it.
She'd often flirt and so would I,
while we held hands as we would sit.

Be damned, that tear that just escaped!
That it did fall, I am not sure,
but does not mean that she is gone.
If but grief had a pill or cure.

If you think time can heal such hurt,
you tell a lie, to hell with you!
She is not buried in this dirt,
We've still so many things to do.

On dew-soaked earth I kneel and speak,
and touch each letter of her name,
embrace gray granite, cold and dead,
and know I'll never be the same.

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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Michael--So very sad...and so very well written...a tear-your ink-I think
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Beautifully, gently sad.
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This is stunning---an sadly accurate portrayal of grief. Beautiful but with that undercurrent of anger and frustration that paints the reality of the pain of loss. Exquisite, Michael.
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Oh, Michael~
What a poignantly written piece.
I am easily moved to tears with thoughts such as these ...

'We've still so many things to do.'

Tender render~
~*Marge*~

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Beautiful, haunting and sad..

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I thought that this was so very beautiful but so very sad.  Again you weaved your weaves so well Michael......pure magic do you weave!! Thank you so much.....Sue

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sometimes,it's hard to say goodbye enjoy
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If only we could change the course of time, and sway the tides of love.....how glorious and full our empty spaces would be....
I share these feelings with you......'s'

Live...Love...Be grateful for both!!
  
    

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Denial, anger, heartbreak, despair... all elements of grief you've portrayed vividly and with excellence. Great poem!
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powerful poem here, Michael.  Reaches deep within this reader's well of emotion.  Well done.
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Everyone,

I appreciate you taking the time to come by and read this piece.  Your kindness and comments mean a lot.  Thank you, sincerely.  I'm most grateful.

Michael

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

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...you speak of love so great....so painful..

beautifully written...

hugs, g

where am i...WHOA! and what am i doing in this handbasket!?!

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Michael,

So sad and filled with longing.  Why is good-bye always the hardest word?  It is never easy.  Best wishes to you.

LW

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by the grace of God.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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beautifully written, sometimes when the tears fall the realization sets in. As you clearly wrote. Very sad.
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Oh Michael, this hurt to read, so very well penned with deep emotion!~

Take care,
Melissa~
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16 posted 04-03-2001 01:34 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

So bittersweet.  I think there were some fantastic moments to savor, and when a new romance begins, you will take all of these memories with you and improve on them, good luck and I loved your wonderful poem.
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dgvarner,
Thank you.  I'm glad you enjoyed it.


LW,
No, it never is.  Thanks for reading.


Rosebud,
Yes, very true.  Thank you for coming by and taking the time to read this piece.


Melissa,
I appreciate you reading this and thank you.


Mysteria,
It's just a story.  I thank you for reading and am pleased that you liked it.


Michael  

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

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