Goodbyes sharpen sorrow sought in knowing,
Questions why and how death transmutes all time,
Farewells find pained pleasure in past knowing
Shared memories, now shrouded, once sublime.
Goodbyes taint the wonder felt in chances
Life would last and sad endings were a lie,
Farewell’s truth, untempered circumstances
Lost, the fleeting moments, censured to die.
Tho’ goodbyes break hearts with swollen starkness,
Unsheltered from the form of wailing near,
Tho’ farewells fling souls to doom and darkness,
Whispered voices can ease our unshed tears.
Goodbye to fears and could have tales we told,
Farewell to grief, each heart the light must hold.