Goodbye to how it used to be

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Its hard to say good bye, especially when they meant everything to you.



I know you’d want me to move on,

but thats easier said than done,

sometimes in life,

even the littlest things,

when taken away,

you realize they meant everything,


I loved you with all my heart,

I never knew it would be this difficult,

were we ever apart,

there were times when we were together,

and we would laugh or cry,

but remembering those times now,

makes it harder to say goodbye,


I wish I could tell you how much you meant to me,

but now that you’re gone,

I guess thats a task I can’t complete,

so cherish your moments,

big and small,

because in a blink of an eye,

you could lose it all,


they say you never know what you have,

until it’s gone,

but the truth is,

you knew exactly what you had,

you just thought you’d never lose it.


Submitted: December 06, 2014

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beautiful poem and the last line was very true. great job on this poem

Sat, December 6th, 2014 8:00pm


I agree. Beautiful poem.(:

Sun, December 7th, 2014 1:34am

Vladislav Raven

Hi Becca, such a lovely write in which you allow your feelings to flow with your words. Everyone who passes through our lives leaves a part of themselves with us, therefore i never say goodbye. Let the words flow from the heart as you have done here and your pen shall ever run gold. Your Friend Vladislav.

Fri, May 15th, 2015 11:31pm


I agree completely :) thank you so much for your touching comment :)

Fri, May 15th, 2015 7:40pm

Angie Blake

This is a very beautiful poem! You are an excellent writer and I've enjoyed your work! Please don't stop writing beautiful poetry. We need more poets that write straight from the heart.

Sat, May 16th, 2015 4:22am


Don't worry I won't stop ;) and thank you so much for your kind comment :)

Fri, May 15th, 2015 11:20pm

Jeff Bezaire

Those last three lines hit hard. When I was younger, I never realized what I'd had until it was gone, but losing several people and a dog made me become aware of what I'm lucky to find in people, and in my new dog. I know someday all relationships will come to end, whether naturally or suddenly, but I cherish what I have while I have it.

Sat, July 25th, 2015 8:16pm


I'm glad you feel that way and thank you again for reading and commenting :)

Sat, July 25th, 2015 1:43pm


This poem literally made me cry. Just earlier today our dog was put to sleep. She had been our faithful companion for many was all so sudden. And I've had many, many pet rats pass without time to say goodbye. This is an amazing poem, Becca!

Fri, August 7th, 2015 12:15am


I'm so sorry for the loss of your dog :( It's hard losing someone or something that you love, but thank you for reading and commenting on my poem, I'm glad you liked it :)

Thu, August 6th, 2015 5:39pm

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