Saying Goodbye, Friend’s Death Too Early

I wrote this poem for my friend who passed away from cancer.
He was a father, a husband and a friend.  Clearly too young to leave this earth.
We will miss him.

Saying Goodbye

Breathing softly
Slightly sobbing
Processing into finality
Carried in boxes
Tear soaked Faces
Defining life in a word or two
Scattered fragments of you
Blessings and prayers

Where are you?

Are you here?
Smiling at the fragility of this life
You’ve passed over
Crossed over into freedom
Finally understanding
Waiting to see you
Photos of the shadow of you
Songs of silence
Final words
Laid to rest
Resisting temptation to scream out

Where are you?

Ground broken and resurfaced
There you are
Lay a flower
Say goodbye

Goodbye for now


About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website,, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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One Response to Saying Goodbye, Friend’s Death Too Early

  1. Pingback: Really Goodbye? | Sharing Our Connection

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