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How many times have you heard someone say, "if I could only have said goodbye?" This is that final goodbye that the soul is missing.

Goodbye At Last

Saying goodbye is never easy
It's the hardest thing to do
But what hurts even more
Is not the chance to say it to you.

Yesterday is just a memory
Our laughter was sunny and bright
Then clouds started to gather
For you were no where in sight.

You were my first real love
And this I will never forget
How you left without a warning
No good-byes, my only regret.

Wherever I may be now
Always searching for another so true
To place my world of emotion
Handing my love to someone like you.

If again I must go there
And experience all the pain
I would do it in a minute
For all the good I would gain.

No matter what my wrongs
You offered only love
Until the day you left me
For your new home up above.

I know you still are with me
Your love is within my heart
Though life is no longer present
Our souls will never part.

This is given to you in honor
Of all that we did share
I just wanted you to know, dear,
How much I really did care.

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79 Visitor Comments

Bethann
I really loved this poem, I just lost my boyfreind of 3 years and my best freind in the same car accident on Aug 13,2007. I don't even know how to get threw this right now, I am so heartbroken. God took my two main men away from me and I am just so lostt without them.
DIANE
SO BEAUTIFUL JUST LOST MY UNCLE AND A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND U JUST PUT INTO WORDS HOW I FEEL X
linda
Hi I loved your poem. I lost my husband in march and it was hard. I did have the opertunity to say good bye. The hard part was watching him pass away, knowing there was nathing I could do. I live that morning every day. I still am thankful than I was able to say goodbye even though it was heart breaking. Your poem in so many ways was how I felt about him and how I will always feel. Thankyou for allowing mw to read it. It is the most beautiful poem I have ever read and I could tell that when you bwrote it that it was coming from a loving heart that I am sure you have . Best wishes to you
Karen
I really loved this poem! It touched my heart deeply. I lost my boyfriend in Feb 2007. I never understood why god has taken him away. You are a great writer and i encourge you to keep it up! Again, oustanding job!
Carlos
I been preparing to say goodbye, in many ways, but is been difficult this time it help me, to prepare myself for my heavenly life with God!
daphny
you a great poem writer i'll give you a 100 you rock sorry about your friend.
Yazmin
A beautiful poem, i lost my husband and i couldn't say goobbye to him, with your words, you share the same feeling, thank you.
Jennifer
Thank you for this poem. I just lost my best friend and would have been soon to be husband just yesterday. Being only 24 and loosing the man that I was going to spend the rest of my life with, I am not even able to type this without tears streaming down my face. This is the first poem that I have read that truly expresses what I am feeling inside. Thank you
Darria
i understand exactly how you feel i lost my brother in a shooting on friday the 13th. i havnt seen him since i was like 5 and i wish we never spent all that time apart. ="(
Shantel
Your poem touched me deep inside. Recentley I had one of my best friends pass away. He was only 14. I never got to say goodbye. It was devistating. I am only 13 and I think this is one of the most hardest things I will face in my entire life. I miss you Derrick.
Terri
This poem hit close to home. I lost the love of my life and I never got to say goodbye. That is the one thing that still bothers me 4 and half years later. Great poem.
Carly
Very beautiful. My friend took her life last Christmas and I never had the chance to say goodbye. This poem is exactly what I was feeling in my heart.
Debbie
After reading other poems I thought several were good but this still brought so many memories back. Thanks,Debbie
Debbie
I lost my father 3 years ago 10-21-06, to cancer and I was looking for a few words to put with his picture in our local paper and this poem really touched my heart. This is my first time to this sight, and after reading your poem I will be looking for further poems that bring peace to my heart as this one did. Thanks!
Connie
I lost my best friend to suicide and wasn't there when it happened, never got a chance to say goodbye, this was beautiful. Thanks
kalie
This poem really touched me i lost my nan about 6-7 years ago i knew she was in hospital and my mum and dad didnt want me to see her like that because it will make me upset but what hurts me the most is i didnt get the chance to say goodbye. love you nan xx
Doniqua
i really liked that poem
Jamie
I think it was beautiful it gave me words on how I felt about my boyfriend who died July of this year. Thanks for an awesome poem that put the words I would have liked to have wrote.
Morgan
i lost my best friend almost one year ago, it was the day before his 21st bday and you wrote exactly how i feel. Im glad im not alone.
fatima
it is very touching
Denise
WOW, this is what i'm feeling at the time turly. I can't belive some one esle was thinking or felling the samething. I lost my cat that was like a child to me, and just after my boyfriend passes too. I'm turly amazed! This is GREAT stuff!
RAMAN
ur poem is amazing. i lost my gf last year. this poem is right on me also.
Janna
this touched me deeply. My best friend and first love died suddenly in a car accident. He will be a senior this year in our small rural school. He is greatly missed and this poem will be in my heart.
STACEY
i loved your peom, it made me cry. i just lost my boyfriend/best friend, and i never got to say good bye.
PATTY
This is an amazing poem. you read my heart when you wrote this poem it is exactly how i feel. I lost my one true love April 3,2005 He is the father of my little girl and our hearts are breaking. I will love you Pat. Now, always and forever
patti
I was sitting at my computer today crying looking for some closure as I too just recently lost the love of my life due to a terrible car wreck. He was my first love and the father of my baby girl and he is gone now and I am lost. Your poem is beautiful and I will go on and remember the good times we shared through the eyes of my daughter. Loving your forever Patrick Thank you for a wonderful poem. I know that I am not alone
Addie
i really liked this poem. it reminded me of my first true love who just passed away a little more than a month ago, and i never got to say goodbye. he will always be in my mind.
Susette
I started crying when I read your poem. It reminds me of when I lost my husband. I didn't get the chance to say goodbye. Your poem fits how I'm feeling. Thank you.
Esther
I was really touched by this poem because this poem describes exactly how I feel. I lost Steve, the love of my life in a car accident about 4 months ago and what really kills me is the fact that I never got to say goodbye. We had gotten into a fight the night before he wrecked and every day I have to think about the fact that the last words I said to him were hurtful words that I didn't mean. You explained what I was feeling but couldn't quite explain to him. Thank you for writing such a heartfelt poem.
Diane
Thank You Barbi,for this poem. It is very touching It is the way i feel about the loss of my Brother. He died 22 years suddenly with a brain hemorrhage. Bye Bro
Jennifer
This piece absoutely took my breath away! And yet the words placed a medicinal feeling of peace with all it's emotion. I loved your work! Good luck.
melissa
My boyfriend was lilled in a wreck, and he was mad at me when it happened. Your poem gives my something to say and knowing he will here me. Thanks your poem will touch others as it has me.
Constacne
Just pray honey everything will be okay count on The lord Jesus above
summer
this a amazing, I lost my boyfriend a year ago and this is exactly how I still feel. You are a gifted and amazing writer. I look forward to read other poems by you.
Beth
I am 16 and I never thought that I'd be burying my best friend on August 4th, 2004. She died July 31st from a car accident, and your poem helped me release some emotion that I haven't been able to release in a while. It's hard to anymore because then I bring it up with friends and get them going and that's not what I want. Thank you very much, keep writing.
Gene
So many feelings wash over me reading this shine of devoted love. I feel so much with this warmfelt poem as the tears slide from my eyes. Having lost my fiance and unborn child years ago I still feel the pangs of being alone and not being able to say good bye.
Randy
I could not have said it better, Thank You!
brandon
I thought that this poem was very well written and very touching. I lost the love of my life in a car wreck three weeks ago and this poem truly speaks the words that I have been feeling.
Kelli
Wow. that took me back two yrs ago when my husband was shot and killed. And i was mad at him cause he wouldnt come home,all he said was "I love you Kelli" and i never got to tell him good-bye. But i love you too Danny!
Rebecca
I really liked this poem because it related to me when i lost and really close family friend that i didnt see for a year. It really makes me think about saying good bye.
Toni
AWESOME ! YOU CAPTURED MY FEELINGS AFTER ALL THIS TIME . IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 9 MONTHS SINCE I LOST A VERY WONDERFUL AND PRECIOUS PERSON. I LOVED HIM DEEPLY AND WE WAS GOING THRU SOME TUFF TIMES AND HAD JUST SPLIT UP THE DAY HE DIED . A BOATING ACCIDENT . I DIDNT GO TO THE FUNERAL BECAUSE I WAS BEING HELD RESPONSIABLE FOR HIS TRAGIC DEATH. THEY ALL THINK IT WAS SUICIDE , SO I NEVER GOT TO SAY GOODBYE AND THIS POEM IS TRULEY HOW I FELT AND STILL FEEL! MARK YOU ARE IN MY HEART FOREVER !
Crystal
I KNOW THIS POEM IS MOST LIKELY ABOUT YOU BF YOU LOST. BUT IT REALLY HELPED ME DEAL WITH MY LOSS. MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER DIED BACK IN DEC. 2003 AND I WAS VERY CLOSE TO HER AND I NEVER GOT TO TELL HER GOOD BYE I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME AND I SORRY FOR YOU LOSS.
Babygirl
No wordss. Just tears
Tina
That was a very heart touching poem.
kim
i cryed
alabama
i love this poem it is very emotional and touching.
Elizabeth
This poem touched me so much. Last week lost my first love. It was so sudden I never got a chance to tell him goodbye or how much I love him. We were walking down the halls in school together one day and the next day I'm at his funeral. I just can't help but wish I would have gotten one more chance to see his beautiful face. He will always be in my heart and will never be forgotten.
shannon
your poem made me remember my first true love. he died 15 years ago and i never got to say good-bye. his memory will always be in my thoughts and my heart.
Susan
Your poem really touched me, it expressed exactly what I was feeling. My best friend was tragically killed 2 months ago and I never got a chance to say goodbye to him. Its hard to think about my life without him in it. I love you Morgan, a piece of my heart will forever belong to you. We all miss you so much!
Heather
I loved this poem, it has let me release so much emotion. I lost my first love, to a car accident back in june and he was the only one who died. And this poem just let me release anger,saddness,etc. that i have been trying to hold in since his death. I loved jamie more than life itself, and he never knew because i was too afraid to tell him. and his mother found his journal a couple of months after his accident, and he had written that the only thing he wanted was for someone to truly love him, and i did, i was just too late to tell him. The sad thing is he was only 20 years-old. But you're words have touched me so much and finally helped me to say goodbye, so i love you jamie and i will never forget you as long as i live. R. I. P. jamie lynn 2/8/83-6/2/03
Amy
This poem is truelly touching and amazing. I loved it!
cheryl
i lost my first true love and father of my daughter to a car accident 3 years ago and your poem is what i feel. you are a good writter.
Ashley
I lost a friend about a week ago,and it's so hard to believe she's gone. She was killed in a car accident and she got through over a bridge and into the river and she drowned. And this poem made me understand that she is in a better place than here on earth.
Brenda
This poem reached me and expressed everything that i have wanted to say for a long time. My boyfriend died a year ago tomorrow from drowning and the only regret i have from knowing him is that i never got to tell him how i truly feel about him and the time we had together. This poem made me cry. Thank you
Kathy
Barbi, your poem has touched me so much. It expresses everything that I feel about death, in a way that I could not put into words.
Angel
thanks for the poem, it ment so much to me. I am only 14 and I lost my dad due to a train accident. I left for school in the morning mad at him and I never said Good Bye and I love you for the last time. This poem brought me to tears but it helped. Thanks so much!
Kate
This poem really meant alot to me, one of my best friends and ex boyfriends left us all without saying goodbye. Suicide is not the answer. I'll always love you and remember you Hawker, for as long as i l live
sabrina
i really liked this poem i just had my son a week in a half ago and my boyfriend was on his way back from mexico and died in a tragic car accident we also have two other kids iam only 20 years the poem is a very good one
denise
this poem was like it was me writting it. it was very good. it really hit home.
Angel
this poem is exactly what i wanted to say but couldn't find the words to say it. i just lost the love of my life & i never got to tell him how i felt or good~bye. i love you Phillip & my deepest condolenses to every one you left behind.
Kathey
I thought this poem was very beautiful.I lost my boyfriend of 12 years,2and half years ago.It was a hit and run.We still don't know who did it.But I never did get to say goodbye.
melissa
this also hit home for me. this is the perfect poem. i lost a boyfriend 5 years ago. i was with him and saw he helplessly fall off a cliff. i did not say good-bye to him and the only words he said to me that i replay in my head is dont worry baby ill be right back as he slowly let go of my hand. i wish if i could be so selfish to ask for just one is to have him back for just one day to tell him goodbye and to do everything we could being together. i miss him so much. in memory of Dainel. thanks for making such a great poem it helps.
wendall
My good friend Curtis died only 3 weeks ago and I still can't believe it. We did everything together and it hurts to think about everything we still were suppose to do. I didn't get to say good-bye because I was seeing him the next day. Then he died in a car accident. I will always miss him and pray for him. This poem just said it all, Thank you.
Katie
I loved that poem. It was so sad, I was at work and was just reading some of the poems and I read this one and just lost it.
rosie
Thank you for writing this beutiful poem, i could never find the words to say but i miss you. My boyfriend?bestfriend for the 15 of my 22 years you were always by my side and now your not. The most touching poem i have ever read.
Aidan
This poem really hit me hard, because just over a year ago I lost not only my girl friend, but my soul mate in a tragic car accident and I never got the chance to say good bye. I have been looking for a poem that relates to this, and this one is definitely it. Thank you
jenna
i just lost my friend on 3-2-01 he was bilimic. we thought he was better but we were wrong. your poem is the best it comforts me greatly! :)
S
This poem really touched my heart. I lost my best friend whom I loved more than anyone and I never got a chance to tell him how I felt.I never got to say Goodbye. I miss you and love you Gus.
Brittany
This poem says how i feel. my ex-boyfriend/bestfriend died in a car wreck 3 months ago and i didn't get to say goodbye. i miss him so much.
jessica
I want to thank you for writing this poem. I have experienced a death recently and I was so afraid to go to the funeral. So I didnt go. This is a good way of expressing my feelings towards people you have lost and didnt get a chance to say bye. I really regret that I didnt get to tell her goodbye! Thank you..this is a very good poem.
Jennifer
I really like this poem.... My first love and 2 friends just died in a car accident and i really liked this one!
Tanya
Such A Pretty One!!!!!! My Heart Felt To The ground When I read This Poem!!!!!!!!!
pixiebell420
it was touching.
Rose
The poem was well expressed on the writers true feelings for her friend. It was very well written and said so much that was in her heart.
meg
I really like this poem, it touched my heart which feels the very same way.
Katie
This is a beautiful poem. I lost the love of my life in a horrible car/train accident 5 months ago. This really says how I feel. I love you, Barry.
angela
this poem hits home for me. i lost by boyfriend 2 years ago and i never did get to say good-bye to him. he was killed in a car accident. this poem means a lot to me.
Vicki
Barbie, Thank you for sharing your poem. My husband died suddenly and I didn't get to say good-bye to him.
Amanda
I lost the love of my life 2 weeks ago. This is the only poem that I have ever read that hits so close to home. Thank you.

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