How Do You Say Goodbye

Posted: February 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

This poem has a little story, but mostly it’s the most shared poem I’ve ever written. We all have to say goodbye to someone or something sometimes.  This is how I say it.

How Do You Say Goodbye

How do you say goodbye,

To a special friend.

Whose friendship you thought,

Would never end.


What do you say,

When you are going away,

Knowing you won’t return,

For many a day.


Saying “I Love You”,

Can ease the pain,

But it won’t stop the tears.

For the memories you gathered,

Have taken many years.


How do you say goodbye,

To a sunny day,

As you watch the night falling fast.

Just close your eyes,

And be thankful,

For today was not your last.


There will always be tomorrow,

For every day gone by.

You will see the sun,

And make new friends.

So don’t ever say goodbye.

June 1974- Age 15

Hillsborough, NJ

  1. Linda Adcock says:

    This is one of my all time favorites and to think you ewere only a teenager when you wrote it!!

  2. dh127 says:

    You wrote this when you were 15? Oh, Joanne, honey… you are SO gifted! You make me cry. *hugs* Dani

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