Before I Say Goodbye

February 16, 2011
By Heart_of_Fire DIAMOND, Wake Forest, North Carolina
Heart_of_Fire DIAMOND, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Everyone says love hurts, but that's not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love. But in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all the pain and makes someone feel wonderful again." - unknown

I know you may not wanna hear from me,
But there's some things that I need you to see.
There's some words you need to hear
And some things I need to make clear,
Before I have to say goodbye for good.

First of all, I wanna say it's true,
That even to this day I still love you.
And there is not a single day
When I do not stop to pray
That we can be together like we should.

It's surely better to have loved and lost,
Although that choice might have a higher cost -
My time with you I don't regret,
There's not a memory I'll forget;
And I hope that it's the same for you.

Sometimes I look back at what I said
And wonder, if I'd kept silent instead,
Would it have not come to this?
Would I still be living in bliss?
Or was it always doomed to end this way?

I wish that we had spent more time together -
Made more memories that'd last forever.
But I guess I can understand
How you thought this was the best plan
To help us both get through this tragedy.

Eventually I know we'll both move on;
At some point this dark will have a dawn.
We'll both find someone and then,
I suppose we'll fall in love again,
Though it hurts to think about that now.

I really hope that you can somehow find
A place for me within your heart and mind.
I know that we can't be the same,
But please don't just erase my name -
I hope we can be friends, if nothing else.

So before I say goodbye and go,
There's one last thing that I want you to know -
Or rather something you can do,
The final thing I ask from you
Is to promise that you never will forget me.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this poem after a boyfriend broke up with me, almost two years ago. It hurt me a lot, him being my first love, and I still care about him even to this day.

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