(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Farewell To Those Times I Knew Too Well

Goodbye to those midnights,
And tears that came to fall.
No longer am I there.
No longer there am I,
At all.

So aware I am,
Where I am today.
No regrets have I saved.
Not from those days,
To relive and replay!

And with any midnight now,
That comes along.
I am not sitting with sorrows forlorn.

I have said my farewells,
To those times I knew well...
That held me,
To memories that saddened...
But have since gone!

I have grown more to want my life to live,
For me!
I have taken more time needed,
Just to grieve.
And when I sit at midnight now,
I'm not with yesterday.
I am here today to say,
To those times,
I knew too well!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

I enjoyed and related to this poem so much. Thank you.