Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Caught in it I am,
this ever decreasing circle,
this life of ours. 

How to say Goodbye? 

The dog whines in the cellar,
the kettle whistles on the stove,
the baby mewls in its crib
and we hear naught but the silence.

Stuck we are, silently suffering
and the circle ever decreases,
sucking us in.

Love has long floundered,
hearts are all empty
and we sit here in silence,
each unknowing how 
to say the longest


Anna :o]

Walt at dVerse has us writing of the oft sorrow of parting, the oft pain of adieu and the forever goodbye, cheers for the inspiration Walt.

Also shared with the good folk at Real Toads.

Image:  Courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons.

Author: Skedonk


Buddah Moskowitz said...

Oh my goodness. This packs a wallop. Look for Goodbye (She Quietly Says) from Frank Sinatra's "Watertown" cd. You'll love it.

Brian said...

The long goodbye of a relationship. Very moving words.

Magaly Guerrero said...

This one has me taking the deepest of breaths... Goodbyes are such a rainbow of emotions, and your poem has captured them all.

Heidi said...

Oh Anna, you break my heart! :'(

brudberg said...

Goodbye is really this isn't it... long and hard.

Jim said...

Hi Anna ~~ This told it like it is, some people end up not spitting and just stay in agony. Guess I'm in favor of making departure like removing a Band-Aid, do it fast. But it still is painful, very painful for the one not doing the pulling. And that lasts a long, long time. I was the one hurting here. But things do get better.
Finally another new train will come.

De said...

I am especially caught by life as an "ever decreasing circle." Well done.

Bryan Ens said...

That goodbye is always so hard. Nicely done.

Vandana Sharma said...

Saying goodbye is always difficult and sometimes heart breaking.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love the second verse in particular.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am sure many can relate to this stage of a relationship.. hard to fight through to a better place.

Debi Swim said...

"this ever decreasing circle,
this life of ours" ..... well written. Heatbreaking

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Saying goodbye is never easy... sigh..

kaykuala said...

each unknowing how
to say the longest

Where emotions get entangled within it is double the efforts to disengage!


Susie Clevenger said...

You captured the torture of love's ending so well.

Paul Dear said...

Powerful words Anna. Great stuff.