Poem / Poetry – “Goodbye, My Dear!”

Hello everyone.

I’ve been busy with another prompt from the extremely talented ladies over at The Reverie – A Poetic Publication Journal – check it out here:-

The Reverie Poetry Prompt – Quiet Journey

This time round they mentioned about starting a poem at the end and building towards the finale through a journey. There is a picture of a bar and cloudy skies, both of which feature heavily in my piece. We also had to use the word “quiet” in there too.

I enjoyed engineering the twists in this, so hope you all enjoy it too – here we go!

Life of Pix Free Stock Photos - Restaurant Bar in New York

Goodbye, My Dear! (by David Ellis)

Here we are at the bar
And it’s time to say goodbye, my dear
It’s not raining outside
There’s just cloudy skies
As tears well up in my nostalgic eyes
Tasting saltier than a box of fries

Sitting here in frosty silence
Enjoying slices of heartache cake
Downing drinks with quiet determination
I cannot help but contemplate
All the things left behind in your wake

Like your toothbrush but hell no
I ain’t gonna use it
Germs still exist
Even if you’re good looking

That ball of rubber bands
Might come in handy
Although right now I can only think of
Tying my nose back for a naselectomy

Then there’s a photo you took
Of us standing in a field
It’s blurry I know
But if you squint
We blend in nicely with
All of the other farmyard animals

A recipe for your Mother’s goulash
Older than the hills themselves
Whenever you made it, it gave me chills
An alien bursting to get out of my stomach
Time and time again, I swallowed the pain for you
Ignoring the sweet siren song of the take out menu

Come to think of it
You’ve left me with
A big, stinking pile of garbage
So now, here we are, right back at where we started
My heartache has just departed

Why did we even date in the first place?
Oh yes, I forgot, of course, your Father’s inheritance
But he left the company to his subordinate
Now my love has turned into hate

Let’s do lunch one day soon
It’s the very least I can do
Your Mother knew about me all along
Too bad that you are
So headstrong and ignored her

So please allow me to whisper once more
Sweet nothings in your ear, before I yell
“It’s very shallow I know but I’ve got to go – goodbye my dear! Nice knowing you!”

For more blog posts on the theme of leaving things behind, check out the links below:-

1. Journeyman – If You Leave -Living Simple Life and the Obstacle
2. Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog – Leaving for the Normal
3. The Jittery Goat – Daily Prompt & The Button (short story)
4. Sabethville – Dp If You Leave
5. Anawnimiss – of last straws
6. The Frozen Tears – dulu dan nanti
7. Attempted Human Relations and Self – Leaving
8. I've Had Enough of This Utah Place
9. Cabernet In The Dark – Break Ups
10. I'm a Writer, Yes I Am
11. MC's Whispers – Beyond the horizon
12. I'm a Writer, Yes I Am – Who Really DECIDES?
13. AS I PLEASE – Harry Potter, Famous Dads and Stoke Newington
14. seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah – Leave an old and start a new! Can I ?
15. Zeitarbeiterin – Selbstständigkeit versus Festanstellung
16. kaleidoscope sparks of defiance – when love appeared in a yellow brick road
17. aliabbasali – DP: Leaving – Autumn by Ruswa Fatehpuri
18. Exploratorius – We Gathered Yesterday
19. Mama Bear Musings – If You Leave
20. Inks and Scribbles – Crossroads
21. The Magic Black Book – A Letter To Say Goodbye
22. Flowers and Breezes – Heartbreak
24. Leaving Pittsburgh
25. Blogizing – Why leaving a mouse is never easy
26. The Zombies Ate My Brains – I Give Up
27. Rima Hassan – Remember where you came from…
28. Lisa's Kansa Muse – Contemplation
29. Eclecticfemale's Blog – Going on a break
30. Awl and Scribe – If You Leave
31. meanderedwanderings – Leaving on a Jet Plane . . .
32. A Day In The Life – Crossroads
33. Finding Life – If You Leave
34. Parents Are People Too – The Final Goodbye
35. mesardonicmesarcastic – 412
36. Sue's Trifles – To leave or not to leave?
37. Existentialists R Us – If You Leave
38. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – If You Leave
39. eastelmhurst.a.go.go – the times they are a ~changin
40. iQuit |
41. psychologistmimi – Let it go: Leaving so that I may stand in my own shadow
42. Jennifer Paige – If I leave
43. Knowledge Addiction – Leave it All Behind
44. The Land Slide Photography – Crossroads
45. A Blog of One's Own – If I Leave Detroit
46. Basically Beyond Basic – If You Leave
47. Being HIS Light in a Dark World – Goodbye Ohio
48. Life is great – If You Leave
49. snapshotsofawanderingheart – Things that make it worth staying
50. kenbigtrain – If You Leave
51. Scorched Ice – DP: End of an Era?
52. Daily Observations – The Workplace Tribe….(wp daily prompt)
53. A Wiser Fella Than Myself Once Said… – Mild Reflections on Higher Education.
54. Real Momma Ramblings – A Change
55. In For the Ride – Life’s Transitions; A Mother’s Perspective
56. Raevenly Writes – If you leave
57. Random & Real – Can I leave it behind? No!
58. Random Words – So We Stayed
59. Relax – “Crossroads”
60. Emotional Fitness – Final Farewell
61. The Shotgun Girls – The Road Less Traveled
62. Multi-Porpoise – If You Leave
63. Among the Whispers
64. Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl – If you leave…
65. Lead us from the Unreal to the Real – If You Leave…
66. Arriving at Departure – Goodbye Paradise
67. Schizo Incognito – Goodbye Fast-Food, I’m Leaving You For a Computer
68. Mishe en Place – Taking care in Rome, Hanoi and…
69. All Things Cute and Beautiful – Being Contemplative!
70. Mommy in Bonlee – Mommy at a Crossroads
71. Destino – Crossroads: Daily Post
72. Tales of a slightly stressed Mother! – A different kind of goodbye.
73. Asianchemnerd – The reasons for leaving UK for HK: Racism in the UK
74. listlovelaugh – Written Word Wednesday: Crossroads (Daily Post Prompt)
75. Land Of Mike
76. roadsdiverge – Daily prompt: Leaving Zagreb
77. Dear Blog '14 – Day 71… If You Leave
78. Riding Bitch – A Life Worth Living (Daily Prompt)
79. Institute for Hispanic Health Equity – The Psychological Journey of Leaving One’s Country and the Act of Acculturation
80. B.Kaotic – Totally Cliched Life of a Troubled Teen.
81. vic briggs – Lost in the maddening crowd
82. The Left Lobe – If you Leave
83. Ramblings from the Swamp – If You Leave
84. Trucker Turning Write – Trust me, will ya!
85. Photo0pal Photography – Crossroads near the college library (“If You Leave, Show Us Crossroads”)
86. LoveAndDeathAndEverythingInBetween's Blog – If You Leave
87. Thinking Diagonally – Debt and Mattresses (Daily Prompt)
88. From Hiding to Blogging – Emerging from the Darkest Shade
89. That Montreal Girl – Daily Prompt : Crossroads
90. VernetteOutLoud – Before & After
91. The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel – Life’s Crossroads
92. The Christian Gazette – Crossroads: It’s Your Life
93. Lady K's Lounge – Crossroads
94. I Have Author Things To Do – The Coldest Winter
95. High Yellow Darling – If You Leave…
96. Willow's Corner – Leaving… it’s what I do
97. Willow's Corner – To move, or not to move…
98. Writing Canvas – If You Leave
99. Emily Anton – Let GO
100. Here I am !! – If You Leave
101. Ramblings of a Midwest 20-Something – If You Leave
102. djgarcia94 – The Art of Knowing When
103. thelowestedge – Burn it with fire… Then rebuild.
104. Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG – Life is a series of beginnings and endings
105. The Bohemian Rock Star's "Untitled Project" – I think I left love
106. Leaving [Behind] – The Conundrum
107. Shetall says – I had to leave you
108. Shetall says – Crossroads of my life
109. Purplesus' Blog – If You Leave
110. cockatooscreeching – What to do…
111. The Curious Counselor – Life’s Transitions; A Mother’s Perspective
112. Changes
113. hastywords – I LEFT… INTO LIFE
114. Marching Through Time – I Leave and I am Born Again.
115. Raspberry's Daydreams – If You Leave
116. jasminedelacerna – When You Left…
117. Mirth and Motivation – Reflections: At A Crossroads…
118. Wake Up Your Luck – Leaving or Escaping?
119. zaphnathpaaneah – Zombie
120. Nola Roots, Texas Heart – If You Leave
121. Mvuli Hotels Blog – An Artsy Weekend
122. My Other Blog – If You Leave
123. Fonts and Frosting – Leaving behind a life…
124. MoreThanMelts – Spring cleaning!
125. My Author-itis – Sometimes It’s Not about the Money
126. Huckleberry Moments – Home
127. adorablyobnoxious – If You Leave
128. Blue Loft – I’m Falling
129. Reflections: At A Crossroads… – The Blog Farm
130. KiwiBee's Chaos – Lingering in the Leaving
131. Anna's Lipstick Journey – Passion vs Paycheck?
132. . . . Furthest Sense – If you Leave. . .(Pros and Cons ) to whether I should stay or go


11 thoughts on “Poem / Poetry – “Goodbye, My Dear!”

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    • You’re welcome Laura, thank you for reading. It always puts a smile on my face if I can do the same and make other people laugh. Apart from love, there is no other greater gift you can give someone 🙂

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