I Know I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye-poem

I know I didn’t get to say goodbye

The least you want to even hear

You needed badly my hellos

Of the visits, I missed the most.

I know I didn’t get to say goodbye

But let me just come in for once

Let me have a moment with you

We’ll make it worth, I swear to you

I know I didn’t get to say goodbye

That’s why you left without waiting

Without a trail of not knowing why

You’re gone, without goodbye too

Where are you now?

That, I will never sure know

But please let me take a look

Of how life has become since you left

Without a single trace of goodbye.

 
Note:

Inspiration prompted by the poem “I am Willing” of Gina https://alifelesslivedblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/i-am-willing/

Posted for Willow Poetry https://helenevaillant.com/2019/01/22/what-do-you-see-january-22-2019/

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51 Comments

  1. calmkate says:

    you were thinking about your father for sure, I could feel it!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh yeahhhh😇

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  2. So bittersweet and full of warmth and love.😊❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is indeed Jeena..❤❤

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  3. Joey Blue says:

    A touching one. . .

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  4. The wistfulness and longing so heart tugging, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Punam..☺

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      1. My pleasure Mich. 😊

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  5. Jade M. Wong says:

    Love the way you weaved different emotions in this poem, Mich. This was definitely a sad poem, and the feeling of loss and sorrow is apparent in it, but this is also a poem that resonates love and warmth and hope that one day you will get to say goodbye. Amazing writing 💜

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts here Jade…so young yet so profound….😊

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  6. Yes, I relate. I feel it. Deep.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you….i am happy you felt it..

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  7. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    It is a precious poem, full of longing and love. Thank you for sharing it Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Helene and for your beautiful prompt..

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      1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

        My pleasure Mich.

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  8. Gina says:

    you blew this out of the water….WOW!! the grief translated with deep love and longing brings the reader to this place where angels linger, I am both sad and uplifted, only good writing can do that. you say it was inspired by my little lines but this is something totally different, it seemed to come from a place of regret but love overcame her and she created this piece to show that there is a place we can hope to go to one day, a window into a place of no more sorrow, and reconciliation will be so sweet.

    I know i didn’t get to say goodbye
    That’s why you left without waiting

    this two lines takes my breath away – how can words touch from so far, how can you know this heart’s content?

    I am so blessed to know you and your writing, you have changed my world in so many good ways

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, i am proud and honored that this poem had that impact on you too..and you are correct by saying this is filled with so much grief and regret but love is so strong that it has become hopeful and happily longing..

      Thank you Gina as always.

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  9. Gina says:

    Reblogged this on Singledust and commented:
    This beautiful poet says my words inspired her, but it just cannot be, her words are her own and they are ethereal.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oohhh thank you..🤗🤗🤗

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  10. Very touching. Right from the heart.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Drew..

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  11. Oh so sweet and heartfelt 😔

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much☺

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank You Kunal..

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  12. I can feel your heart in this poem Mich, Maybe it is we who put too much importance of the perfect goodbye. When in fact what we need to be remembering were all of those hellos and the laughter of the moments we were together..
    Good to see you writing so strongly again my friend..
    And I am sure this New Year is going to bring more hello’s than goodbyes..
    Sending MUCH Love Mich..
    You are special… remember that.. I know the one you are thinking of thought so.. ❤ ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sue..and thank you for that warm greetings…Happiest 2019 to you too..

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  13. -Eugenia says:

    Very touching a beautiful take on the prompt!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..😊

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome.

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  14. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AH, REGRET FOR LOVE UNMAINTAINED! WELL-DONE!

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  15. Jules says:

    Reminds me when I couldn’t say Good-bye to a grandparent in the hospital.
    At the time they were more afraid of germs than allowing young children the right to a fair good-bye.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh that is sad Jules..i say really..

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      1. Jules says:

        Times have changed. When MIL was in hospice even the great grands were able to visit…
        One must remember the good, with the sad. Each part has its purpose.

        I like that I resemble that one grand – and I do know that she loved me 🙂

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  16. Susi Bocks says:

    Well done, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Susi..

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  17. pvcann says:

    Speaks to grief so well

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thanks Paul

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  18. V.J. Knutson says:

    So haunting, and touching.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you chuck

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  19. blindzanygirl says:

    This is lovely

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