Goodbye

Poem By jerry hughes

Goodbye is so final.
It ends everything, dismissing
all the goodness by tying it up
in a shabby parcel, and posting it
stampless to the dead letter office.
There to sit on a shelf with the other
goodbyes that suffered the same fate

Comments about Goodbye

Let that Almighty God Be With You! Goodbye!
Another of my favourites. I guess not many people know about the 'dead letter office' anymore. It has gone the way of blotting paper and adding machines. Beautiful poem. love, Allie xxxx
Sort of like sorry is sometimes... : O) Nice write


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