A piece of paper floating in the air

Carried by the gentle breeze

A simple letter of goodbye

Try to understand me please


The time we had together

Will always stay in my heart

Even though it was beautiful

The time has come to part


I know it hurts a lot

But you will learn to forget

Go on with your life

Love again without regret


I kindly ask you to

Remember me with a smile

For the good times we

Had, if only for a while


I wish for you my dear

that your future will be bright

and you will find another

to share each and every night


A piece of paper floating in the air

Carried by the gentle breeze

A simple letter of goodbye

Try to understand me please


  • Renzi

    Where are you going... dont leave her (MPS) Very good write. Heartbrake gold! Fiction?

    • FredPeyer

      Yes Renzi, it is fiction. They braked and then the heart broke. :-)

    • Goldfinch60

      Very good emotion laden write.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks a lot G, I tried to get some emotion into that one!

      • Louis Gibbs

        Interesting that both Kat and Renzi assumed that you wrote the note rather than found it. I wasn't sure, but either way it is a fine poem, Fred! Very touching.

        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Louis, you brought up a good point. I could have found it! And you are also right, I do remember when I wrote it, the first thought was that piece of paper floating in the air. While many poems here are written from personal experience, I usually consider myself more of an outsider looking in.

        • burning-embers

          For me you were picking up litter - public spirited soul that u are - and discovered the masterpiece here included. A lovely tragic combination of a rubbished love affair now a piece of windblown trash. Take away the first two and last two lines of your piece and its impact goes, but they're there and its VERY powerful.

          • FredPeyer

            Hey thanks b-e! U are right. The first two and the last two lines could be taken away, but then it would be less mysterious.

          • malubotelho

            Lovely written Fred. I always I love to read you. In the beginning I was scared by the title because I thought you were leaving. Maybe you are leaving someone or someone left you?

            • FredPeyer

              Thank you Malu! It is all imagination. I am not going anywhere, and I am definitely not leaving my wife of 40 years! Don't know what I would do without her!

              • malubotelho

                Happy to know that.

              • Michael Edwards

                Now I took it that you received the letter and the poem is about its contents. either way its a super piece of writing.

                • FredPeyer

                  Thanks Michael, I did not receive it, I found it, somewhere in my imagination!

                • Candlewitch

                  dear Fred,

                  you scared me for a second...I was afraid that you were leaving us!!! about the poem... sometimes it is best to end things and say goodbye. fine poem...and here is to new horizons, I'll drink to that!

                  *hugs, Cat

                  • FredPeyer

                    I am so sorry Cat, didn't mean to scare anybody.
                    You know this is something I do like here, with some poems one never knows if it is real or just imagination.

                  • onepauly

                    whats in your view finder? anything good. I love the printed word. I don't want to dig a hole I cant climb out of.sometimes imagination is tricky

                    • FredPeyer

                      Would tell you if I knew. You are right, imagination can be tricky, and mine is usually all over the place.

                      • onepauly

                        we read us even in turmoil because were both true men. I know I'm not a quitter. I don't think you are either
                        shall we proceed?

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