Goodbye Is A Seven-letter Word

Goodbye is a seven-letter word
But what does it really mean?
It’s a word spoken, but often unheard
To some it may seem life is a movie scene

But don’t take for granted those you care for
Let go of the anger, hate, jealously, and greed
Embrace their love and strength to endure
before they are taken in swift speed

I didn’t get my chance to say goodbye
to my grandfather—an honorable and loved man
It’s not a stretch to know where my loyalties lie,
nor is it a stretch for others of our clan

At times he was like a father to me,
because I never knew mine
Now I appreciate truly
how he made my spirit shine

We didn’t always see eye-to-eye,
but as a Christian he knew unconditional love
This allowed him to be a great ally
An ally to friend and family—a man to be proud of

So you see, I can’t truly be sad
I still feel his presence and his being
And for all the ones that called him ‘Dad,’
Feeling his presence is freeing

Father of my mother
Son of my great grandfather
Know there will be no other
Rest in peace–same from worry safe from bothe

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One Response to “Goodbye Is A Seven-letter Word”

  1. Wow. True heart-felt poetry. I like your style. It’s edgy but conforms as well. The best lines, “Father of my mother
    Son of my great grandfather
    Know there will be no other
    Rest in peace–same from worry safe from bother”

    I like the linkage back to the past.

    Thanks for sharing

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