FredPeyer

Goodbye

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

Comments13

  • Kat

    Well you just broke her heart and you ask her to remember you with a smile? LOL. It was an amazing write. You threw it into the wind and the gentle breeze carried it. I loved that.

    • FredPeyer

      Thank you Kat, who says I broke her heart? Maybe she broke mine? It is just a poem, born of my imagination.

    • 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.

          • Damaged Soul/Kindred Spirit

            With the prevailing winds I should be receiving your note Bourne on the Wind by approximately Thursday evening. Taking into account a slow moving low pressure system over my location at present. I will be waiting and watching Fred and I hope you used sufficient postage.

            • FredPeyer

              That note flew several thousand miles over the ocean, all the way from California and it didn't cost a dime.

              • Damaged Soul/Kindred Spirit

                Nice. I believe I will blow you a smooch the very same way.. Muah!

              • 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!

                      • Diamond

                        Very lovely and gentle. And sure, all of us have such good byes hidden in our hearts, that made each who they are.

                        • FredPeyer

                          Thank you Diamond! I like how you said 'good byes hidden in our hearts', maybe that would make a new poem! :-)

                          • Diamond

                            :) Fred, I feel flattered by your words. Let more of your work come, that is tapping the poet in the readers.

                          • 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.

                            • JaneEVE

                              Excellent!

                              • FredPeyer

                                Thank you Jane!

                              • Brittain Dryer

                                oh dear this is beautiful. Wonderful write! My interpretation was different but I dont doubt this is because of my current situation. I saw myself finding this letter thank you.

                                • FredPeyer

                                  Brittain, I choked up reading your comment. I understand exactly what your interpretation was and I do hope reading my poem has maybe helped you a tiny little bit. Even though I guess it is co-incidence that we posted these two poems, I cannot but wonder whether or not some other power was involved.

                                • 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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