Goodbye

October 3, 2011
By ImMeNotYou BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ImMeNotYou BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."


The dark sky calls to me,
promising me sanctuary,
it's slaves of light staring me down like little eyes that glow in the dark.

The place I call 'home' is no longer home to me.
It's no longer filled with the happy memories that I so intensely cherished,
no longer caressed by anyone,
no longer loved by anyone.

I miss you,
badly.
Your happy round face and eyes always alight with the pure joy of life,
the smiled filled with love and giggles.

Why you?
Why take the only drop of innocence our world has to hold?
Why take the only purity that our people so lovingly cherish?
Why take him away-
from me?

So young and small,
So pure.

Why curse him with these burdens so many deal with?
Why force him to grow up now?

'Let me go.'
Still haunts me,
Still brings tears to my eyes.

'Let me go Mommy.'

So that's what I did.


The author's comments:
I lost my great aunt to cancer a while ago, so I decided to write a poem from a different view...

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on Oct. 21 2011 at 11:41 pm
ImMeNotYou BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

I'm so sorry about your Uncle, and thank you very much. Losing someone from cancer is really difficult. Thanks.

on Oct. 21 2011 at 11:39 pm
ImMeNotYou BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

And thank you.

on Oct. 21 2011 at 11:39 pm
ImMeNotYou BRONZE, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

When I wrote, "let him go"I meant in a way that when a person is dying, sometimes a loved one gives them permission to go. When she let him go, she gave him permission so he wouldn't feel guilty, in a way.

on Oct. 8 2011 at 12:42 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

It does seem as though a mother lost her child and my sincere condolences for the loss of your aunt.  It must be difficult to get through.  My uncle too, just died from cancer.  This poem blends such bittersweet memories, it's quite beautiful.

on Oct. 8 2011 at 10:42 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

With your consent, however, I'd like to be helped through it. To understand it. Was it a mother, losing her child? What would "letting him go" mean? Of course, you're to poet; by no means are you compelled to interpret your poem for me.

My condolences for the loss of your aunt, and my tentative reminder that in losing someone can they be found elsewhere, and that in death there is new life.


on Oct. 8 2011 at 10:38 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Quite interesting, and quite sincere (always a unique combination). Emotion intertwined with meaning, a seamless construction of life and sickness, though written rather simply. The reader can trace the thought of the author in the poem, and can discern the vague form of a story at the heart of it.




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