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Another Time to Say Good-bye

by Thomas K. Hunt

I’ve seen a vision soon to be reality
Fourteen hundred miles from where I am
Once again I’ll bathe in the river
In a few more days
I’ll be home again

Mother's eyes will be smiling
Three to add to one to make four
The true love of my being
Rests on the St. Lawrence shore

The celebration of family
The very essence of who you are
Faces around a candlelit table
Glowing in the light of the stars

Sister-n-aunts, Daughters-n-mothers
Sons-n-fathers, Nephews-n-brothers
Separated by miles but together in heart
Live with the pain of living apart

Friends that are forever
Smiles that don’t lie
Once a year is better then never
For the chance to be eye to eye

The days move like minutes
When I’m home I watch them fly
Time to pack another memory
Another time to say good-bye

07/21/2004

Posted on 07/21/2004
Copyright © 2020 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 07/21/04 at 05:57 AM

Wonderful poem. That last stanza really got me. Good work, Thomas! I hate good-byes.

Posted by Emily Sullivan on 07/21/04 at 05:43 PM

we are waiting!

Posted by Kara Hayostek on 07/22/04 at 01:48 AM

I really love this poem, the third stanza especially. The faces around a candlelit table, such a warm and intimate image.

Posted by Vimal Rony on 07/23/04 at 02:21 AM

U have really brought it all alive.Not just the scene but the inner layers of it all.This is excellent.

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 07/24/04 at 03:16 AM

my daughter having loved living by the St. Lawrence for two years, this really moves me. Distance is only a detail when the spirit travels to be close to family. Beautiful.

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 07/24/04 at 08:22 AM

a reunion of the spirit, body and soul... excellent, thomas... perfect form and rhyme scheme... touched my heart... blessings...

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