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It isn't "goobye" it's "see you later"

by Amy Niggel

Low voices and masked fears
fighting back the urge to cry.
what do we do?
where do we go from here?
Break up?
Try hard?
Things will be hard
there is no way that they won't be.
The question becomes
is it worth the effort?
If it is love,
which I claimed it to be,
then it is worth every effort.
But what if.....
well if that happens then....
I don't want to say goodbye.
I won't say goodbye.
It isn't goodbye
it's see you later.
That's all
distance is an obstacle and can be overcome
there will always be
a bus
or a train
or a plane
leaving in 15 minutes from where I am to where you are
and rest assured if you need me
if you ask me
I will be there in the time it takes to travel
(plus those 15 minutes to leave)
I have no ties that are breakable
and if they are then they are not worth worrying about
so you see
this isn't goodbye
not if we don't want it to be
this is simply see you later.


Author's Note: Long distance relationships have one of two fates. They either strengthen the bond immesureably or sestroy it completely. "Distance is to love as wind is to fire. It extinguishes the small and enflames the great." Keeping my fingers crossed.

Posted on 05/11/2003
Copyright © 2021 Amy Niggel

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 05/11/03 at 10:51 PM

Nicely stated Amy. I would however, like to see your authors note incorporated into the poem somehow as is holds a great metaphoric message and is poetry in itself. I'll keep mine crossed too. Peace...

Posted by Cole Miller on 11/20/03 at 08:13 PM

am i ever glad i found this poem. its like it was written for me and the love of my dreams. who happened to materialize himself a thousand miles away. wow, just, wow. thank you.

Posted by Wendy Geal on 03/24/04 at 04:11 AM

i love this

Posted by Cole Miller on 07/07/06 at 05:51 AM

i look back on this poem, and how i felt when i read it the first time. and now i think, that the guy i thought of is now married, and i am nearly married myself. to separate people of course. and we havent spoken in two years. aaah, gotta love love. heh. but its still an amazing poem.

Posted by Richard Vince on 05/20/08 at 09:16 PM

a very deserving POTD, love. congratulations. :)

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 05/21/08 at 02:14 AM

I notice this was written five years ago..in another universe, perhaps..at a different time...still powerful poetry, Amy..as always. Congrats on POTD

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