Poem -

Don't Say Goodbye

Don't Say Goodbye

Don't say Goodbye 
to me
Because learning 
Was too hard

Dont say Goodbye 
To me
Because quitting
Was the less 
Intrusive 
Pathway 
To follow

Don't say Goodbye 
to me 
Because Pride
Became an obstacle
To humility 

Don't say Goodbye 
To me
Because Shame
Has captivated 
You
To its 
Slavery

Don't Say Goodbye
To me
Rather 
Connect
with me
Let's greet 
CONFLICT
together
Let's  Marry it
Like a prearranged 
Union
And Celebrate 
It
LIKE
a wedding 
Held 
For a king's 
First born

Don't say Goodbye 
To me
For Together
We are the beginning 
We are Hope's  Spring
We are the Hello......

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Greg...I was afraid at first that this poem was about your dog dying, and I was ready to cry....Whew!  I am glad it was NOT....There are time when we have no choice but to say goodbye.  But when we do have a choice, it is best to follow through to the end with challenges and hopefully do them with support and not bail.  I know there have been many times in my life where I had both...the challenges out of my control where goodbye happens like death and divorce.....but other times not giving up and following through are the right things to do to find closure.   Great theme....I like how you come up with original ideas for your writes.  xo ;)

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GREG TUCKER

Lol Cherie just did not have a picture.  Max is doing great.  This poem is about dealing with conflict as individuals

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Barry Childs

Terrific stuff, Greg. A wise and assuring poem. Beautifully penned as usual.
Barry x

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Marion Price

Very powerful message here expressed so simply and so beautifully. Pleasure to read 💙

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