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This poem describes the mixed feelings of saying goodbye to a very special girl who fired up the feelings of incredible passion. I had hardly had time to live out the dreams and fantasies around her. Then she left for another country, initially for 6 months, and I was heartbroken.

I had not intended going to say goodbye at the airport, as I had already held her and kissed her and given her a card written with all the happy-sad feelings. The morning of her departure I couldn't stand it any longer, fighting the urge to just see her again one last time. I told my boss I was going to see the doctor and headed straight for the airport.

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Nicole
YOUR POEM IS BEATIFUL. I LIKE IT ALOT!
Linda
BEAUTIFUL! You just described me. Thank you.
b
an amazing poem. truly touching, deeply emotional. inspirational.
Darcie
This poem really reminded me of my Opa (grandfather). it is really touching. i think i will print it off. laminate it and pin it to my Opa's grave next time I go and see him. Anthoney West. nice and touching poem you created. !

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Saying Goodbye

So soft
the brief touch of your lips
on my cheek.

Was I almost intruding?

"Look after yourself "
should have been
"I love you!"

Then the Jumbo flew over
my head
and I shouted my love
above the roar
and thundering thrust

. . . as if you'd hear.

Through the clouds in my eyes
I watched you fly away
and wished I'd been born with wings.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

jeannie
I loved it!
kay
i wanted 2 cry.
Celestine
Well, I was in the same situation. I went to Germany for 1 year and by saying goodbye to that one special person in my life, was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. Just by seeing his face made me realise that im really leaving but not forever. All that I could say to him was: "Look after yourself".
Half-Dead
That is a good love poem it really tounched me in a way that any other love poem never tounched me but I'm kind of confused but that what poetry all about having your readers think. Good job.
Tara
It reminds me of my love for someone dear to my heart
Renee
I just loved this poem! I can really relate to it.
Vanessa
I like the poam. It touch my heart,because something like that happend to me.
sarah
that made me cry you are a fantastic writer keep it up thanks anthony
tabbi
i loved the poem
breana
I loved it, it has a way of touching base on a few losses that my family has had. I know this sounds korny. But that's okay.
Erica
i like it. Its different.
taylor
this is a reallii greatt poemm
JESSICA
i love this poem and what it stands for - i could relate .
Heather
i think it did it has all the right words and i want to be a poet when i grow up see i am only 11 but these kinds of peoms expire me
fadya
this is a beautful pome
sara
i liked this poem very much it really dose put the pictures in your head but most of all it says wat i need it too!(thanx) awsome job!
cali
that poem made me cry
amberly
this is a very tru poem. all the way. i just lost my boyfriend,,,2 some ugle named iris. and it goes 4 him. but i got my baby michael. (lopez) but keep up the good work.
Jessika
i like your poem it was very touching and thoughtful and it touched me in a way i can not say
APRIL
THIS POEM WAS WONDERFUL AND USED A GOOD CHOICE OF WORDS AND HAD A NICE SETUP
Jess
I love this poem because it beauyful.
Renae
This describes perfectly the way I felt about a friend. These same thoughts were running through my head that day and I couldn't write them down, this author has done an excellent job of that for me.
tiffany
This poem was beautiful,how ever wrote it showed real talent,It was great.
ingrid
irelly liked your poem.
KAKALE
THIS POEM REALLY MADE AN MOVE ONTO MY HEART. IT IS ONE OF THE POEMS THAT WHEN READ YOU FIND YOURSELF ATTATCHED TO YOUR TRUE BEING. I REALLY LIKE IT
genesis
I LOVE THIS POEM . PLEASE WRITE MORE.
Brittany
It was the weirdest poem but it was fantastic at the same time. IT was the best.
Sierra
This is a great poem for everyone to read.
Becca
This is beautiful and heartwrenching at the same time. It's a lot like the situation I am now. Thanks for posting it here for the world to see.
Kristy
short/precise powerful words
justine
if you love somone you should let them know.
dave
Heartrending!
brandie
this poem is really good this person deserves a good pat on the back for this amazing poem.
alexis
this poem was really good not as good as the robot but pretty darn close! smiles and happiness to all. alexis
Linda
my favorite poem of all time
alana
hey this poem is so sweet i just fell in love and i hope i could trun to it for advice when i get my heart broken
HEIDY
I ALSO LOVE ILKE THIS ONE BECUSA IT WAS SO SED WHENE TOLL MY BEST FRIEND GOODBYE AND TILL THIS DAY I HAVE NOT SEEN HIM THANK YOU SO MUCH BYE
jon~ed
This poem has true feeling. I enjoyjoy reading poems i can feel . thank you for sharing . jon~ed
maribel
wooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww dat it soooo ture! i love it
stephanie
its lovely i had to watch the love of my life to so touching brill (",)
bethany
i love it will you send me some omre of the poems
chelsea
that was awsomeo i had never read anything like that ever in my life
Jesika
this is so sweet
Diana
It touched me, I too have fallen quickly for someone who had to leave, a fighter pilot actually. Thank you it is beautiful.
roshan
I sobbed reading this poem. Refusing between two friends. The one I respect most, said Good Bye. (
mara
this poem is sooooo sweet im taking a poetry class now and i love it now wow ur great!
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