Yesterdays Goodbyes

Yesterday was bittersweet
In my memory
of love and of sorrow.

Yesterday I held someone near
I held someone dear
Life took their path away from mine.

Yesterday turned into long goodbyes
Heartwrenched and tearful
Feeling like forever, but are not.

Because yesterday
Becomes today
Blending from one to the next.

Goodbyes become
“See you laters”
In an impermanent world.

Who knows when yesterdays goodbyes
Will become todays hellos?
My eyes see far, but not far enough to know.

By Deborah E. Dayen


This poem was written for the SoCS, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, prompt.  The prompt this week was “yes”. If you would like to participate, please go to Linda G. Hill’s website for the full instructions.



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