Vincent Kuo

(04 April 1989)

Farewell


You came, softly
As you softly went
Echoes of memories still willingly remain
I received, simply
As I simply spent
My time almost yearning the wistful pain

Life continues, naturally
As life naturally came to
A truth we cannot remotely refute
Memories fade, timidly
As they timidly grew
Through anxious fear of becoming dilute

I hope, eagerly
Amidst eager despair
Our parting is not ever to last
You manifest, vividly
As I still vividly declare
All the sentiments that have come to past

I'll see you once again, as breathless as I await
I'll greet you once again, as sure as timely fate

Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Good-byes are part of life. Suppose it's the single, most substantial factor in making life as poetic as it is - for life is not life without death. Through the years, we bid farewell to our friends, family, pets. We mourn the loss of their physical beings in our worlds. Through an unconventional rhyme scheme and parallel structures, I hope to portray death as a process of reconciliation - not only of the dead, but the living - culminating with the realization that death is only a parting in the physical. They still live on in our minds and in or hearts, thus leading to my daring expression of hope in the last two lines. Death is merely the start of a new hope - the hope to be reunified once again.

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  • Saleem Tharani (8/18/2012 5:49:00 AM)

    First stanza! That's just mind blowing, out of the world. loved it. The theme is heart touching, indeed imparting a sense of hope to be fortunate enough to someday meet the ones, those who have been departed at some weak moment. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rain ... (6/11/2012 8:58:00 AM)

    You came, softly
    As you softly went

    superb lines......

    It is so nice to read this poem...i really love this one (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (5/10/2012 4:25:00 AM)

    Really like this, a fantastic poem, a great write. may I invite you to read my new poem called,
    Indian Forefathers. (Report) Reply

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