Posted By: Deanna
It seems like there has been a lot of leaving in my life lately, both new friends and old moving on in their own lives, and it has been a humbling experience for me to realize how important I’m not. Anyway, I have been trying to write a farewell poem for a long time, and I think I finally have.
Why must you leave me my friend?
I know separation does not mean the end,
and maybe when the west wind tall grasses bend,
you will remember me.
Don’t mind my sad tears, dear companion.
It’s not that I think you intend to forget…
and maybe when Zephyr sings through the canyon,
will you remember me?
I do not love a painful leavetaking,
and I promise you won’t see how my heart is breaking.
But by the west wind I’ll send a message so true,
listen, he’ll whisper…”I remember you.”