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One of the most difficult words to say, especially to ones you never want to close off from, its the longing and wanting to know are they still open for you.

Hard Word To Say

Why can’t you say the word
The hurtful word goodbye
How long can I linger
How much longer will I cry

Have I played the fool
Been a fool long enough
Yes, I do know this,
Yet good-byes are really rough

A word I do not like
I would rather say g’day
Waiting, patiently, lingering
Still on my mind you prey

I know it will be hard
Good-byes are what I fear
Still open without closures
I dry up another tear

One day it will come
Maybe soon that fateful day
I still think its difficult
Good-bye's so hard to say
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28 Visitor Comments

stephen
my girlfriend hurt me
Tiffany
Im really glad I read this poem. I can relate to it.
TORI
THIS IS A GOOD POEM CAUSE I WILL BE MOVING AWAY SO THIS REALLY HELPS ME FIGURE OUT HOW TO STOP MY SELF FROM BLAMING MYSELF. THIS IS A GOOD POEM
anymous
it is waz great! i luved it! it waz the best!
Ben
I think this is the most beautifull poem i ever read. I'm really fond of poems but this one did really touch me. I'm crying atm. The writer can call himself, in my opinion, the best writer ever
hiba
hi how r u i do really like this poem wiht my best wishes byezz
brooke
hey this poem was very good. it was like something that could touch any one. good job and i hope you dont stop writing poems. thier really good!
Tiffany
I really loved the poem, it very good. It really touched my heart great job.
janie
We both tried to say goodbye so many times but it never seems to work for us. The word doesn't exist in our relationship. can't let go
jc
i luv this poem. totally cool
thurgood
This is a great poem.
Ashley
I love your poem! I am going to be leaving my school that I have been going to for 7 years and it's soo hard to say good bye. I know the feeling. Keep writing! Your poem is awsome!
Hina
A very beautiful poem, "Good bye", a word we use everyday so many times but difficult to say someone when we know, we will never meet again. !
megan
This poem is realy helping me right know becouse im 13 and im about to leave all my friends and faimly thankyou for righting this poem and just remember its tutching my life and many other peoples
Leona
Good-bye is the hardest thing I do these days since my 11 year old son died 6-15-04. There is just ne easy good-bye for me.
AJ
thats a very good poem and yeah good byes are harder then sayin hi.
Brooke
*tear* I'd say something meaningful, but I'm too choked up
j
this poem means so much 2 me. even though its yours. my dad left and i never got 2 say good-bye. i loved it.
Sarah
I really liked this poem, my cat (been with me for 12 years) has to go to the vet to be put down in the morning. I still dont know how im going to say goodbye but I know i have to, and it will be one of the hardest things in my life to do.
Lyn
it's the most beautiful poem and touch my heart the first i read it. No one.wants to say good bye.
rosie
I really like thispoem because it is hard to say good bey to some body love so much.
michele
hi!your poem really is soo meaningful to me. my best friend and i had been together for like 10 yrs. and i am so scared she'll say good-bye because her parents died, so her aunt decided to take her to canada. she did say good-bye. i send it to her by e-mail and she actually came back! thanks a lot! god bless & more power!
Tria
This poem really reminds me of my ex-b/f. we were together for about 8 months and we had to say good-bye. it was a really hard time for me and i feel the pain. its like my heart isn't whole anymore. He was apart of my life, now it just seems like my life is empty!
steph
goooooooooooooooooooood
AMBER
IF POEM HAS HELPPED ME WITH ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS MOVING.THANK YOU.
MJ
Your poem says so much. Thank you. I'm going through that right now. It's nice to know there is someone else that has felt the same thing.
Elma
I really could relate to this poem. Goodbye is so hard to say. I just had to tell someone I deeply loved....Goodbye.
Ariel
You know, goodbye is very difficult to say, sometimes it is easier to just stay in a relationship that is hurting you. But I think sometimes you just need to know when to let go. Nice work.

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