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so say good-bye

by John Ilotan

There is no comfort
in death
there is no solace
when it touches you
so suddenly
unexpectedly leaving you
crumpled and broken
on the side of the road

without having said

There is no comfort
in death
there is no solace
when the sky is a summer blue
and a warm breeze
rides through your hair
there is only a separation
a heartbreaking cessation
of acceleration

There is only grief
so say good-bye


Posted on 10/04/2003
Copyright © 2020 John Ilotan

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maryellen Lebeda-Parra on 10/05/03 at 12:28 AM

this is a very "feeling" piece ... it brings a certain comfort and sadness

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 10/05/03 at 02:47 AM

Touching. Sad.A helplessly sad acceptance.

Posted by Quinlan L Gibson on 10/05/03 at 02:54 PM

acceptance and motivation is wonderfully expressed. As long as we have the motivation to realize and progress the goodbye is the hardest part to get to...this is a revelation.

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