Poetry

Sad Farewell

By 22nd May 2010December 9th, 2019No Comments

The flowers on your bedside table started to cry,
For they all knew that today you were saying goodbye,
Coloured petals all fell; an abundance of tears,
As the time for your departure drew ever more near.

You walked slowly down the stairs; suitcase in your hand,
And with large tears in our eyes, we heard the aircraft land,
With your arms tight around me and a catch in your voice,
You said you didnt want to leave, but had no other choice.

So I kissed you goodbye at the departure gate,
Saying ‘Hurry up now, before you leave it too late’
They soon shut the planes door; it quickly took to the sky,
Now I sadly return home, having said my goodbye.

The house now seems silent; there is no life here at all,
There is never an answer when your name I do call,
Just the sound of my sadness, like dripping of water,
And echoing space, after visit of my daughter.

Leslie de la Haye

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