“Farewell”, the garden gate did echo,
“Adieu”, the song upon her lips,
Yet strummed in burdened sorrow,
Steeped in time no future sips.
“So long”, I echoed back in hoping
That she’d at least glance back a sigh,
“Love?” in whispers softly coping,
This empty hope so full, “Goodbye”.

prompt from dVerse Poets Pub – 9-Nov-2016


Filed under Poetry, True Love

10 responses to “Adieu

  1. I love what you did here… the way the different way to say it means a hope (or not)

  2. I hear music when I read this or at least the sound of…

  3. hypercryptical

    It is strange how goodbye has developed a finality across time when once a pleasant way of expressing good wishes upon parting.
    Love your words by the way.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

  4. Joni Bethel

    Simply, utterly…beautiful‼️

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Joni Bethel

    Jay, not sure if you remember me. I worked with you at DOVatron and HP. I surely am enjoying your poetry…

    Sent from my iPhone


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