OSI: Farewells

Once again, I’m participating in the sweet poetry fun they’re hosting over at One Single Impression. This week’s prompt is “Farewells.” If you enjoy poetry (and I know that you do), get on over to their site and check it out.

You never say it
So sweetly superstitious
Unwilling to be

The one who conjures
Finality within the
Circle of our love.

Instead you will say
“Later, Alligator!” or
“Hasta La Vista.”

In what may be the
Worst Austrian accent I’ve
Ever encountered.

The word has never
Had such power in my world
(Semantics bore me)

But I’ve said good night,
So long, farewell, and the rest
Often enough now

To know not to use
This shibboleth you’ve proscribed
Because in your ear

The world ends with



10 Responses

  1. Wonderful emotional details observed!

  2. It does. It does. Nice work~

  3. @Deborah Godin Thanks a lot! 🙂

    @Tumblewords I’m glad you enjoyed it – thanks! 🙂

  4. Beautiful poem. Great words- shibboleth- love it. Favorite line- “Semantics bore me”. Nice work.

  5. Good bye can land like a thud and take the heart straight to the bottom for a proper drowning.

  6. @SandyCarlson I know exactly what you mean, having been drowned just that way once.

    @gautami tripathy Thanks!

  7. this is sometimes a hard word to hear…

  8. ..the beauty about simple words is that they can say the most complex things with such simplicity..many thanks for this..

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