Without Even A Goodbye

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

A poem for my Poppop who passed this March of cancer. The picture is the last photo I ever got with him before he died. Even now, I have tears in my eyes

I can't explain the hell I've felt these lonely months

Where I know you're far away

The ones where my heart breaks everyday

You left us here, without even a goodbye

With teary eyes I tried to squeak my final "I love you" the day before yet you were fast asleep

You never heard those words

Though the next morning, two words, two syllables shattered my world

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

These words echo all the time, every time you cross my mind

I sent balloons to heaven just for you as I cried writing out "I love you"

I remeber that day so vividly

The one where you were still, no breath left inside your chest

I won't lie.

I screamed, ran, broke down and cried.

The strongest man I ever knew, he was dead, he was gone

I broke into tears in the back room you built, many years my senior

Selfishly I wept, "You left...without even a goodbye...."

No more "We love you too, bye-bye"

I have the letters I wrote for you, they lay with me every night under my pillow

I hope heaven gets mail because you left me too soon.

Submitted: June 30, 2014

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