As I bid goodbye to you, 
I wonder if its a farewell.
I take a step closer,
Kiss you on your cheek
And turn around 
To hide my tears-
A futile attempt.

I want you to not leave,
A desire I keep hidden
In the depths of my heart.
I want to run away.
It hurts to see you go
Will you miss me?
I wonder.

I walk with you to check-in
Like on auto-pilot
Emotions overpowering
Mind whirling,
Thoughts running wild
Voice caught in my throat
Hands numb.

Finally, it is time
For the one final hug, 
Tears dried, muscles frozen.
You take my face in your hands
"This ain't farewell, just a 
See you later". I smile and
Whisper back, "See you later, alligator"

At One Single Impressions, the prompt was given as Farewell. Just that word sparked so many memories and out of those memories, I wrote this. I have so many poems, write ups inspired by that one series of incidents that I wish I compile it all and make a book. It would be perfect. But then, who would buy?  :P 


  Satans Darling™

16 March 2009 at 00:20

I think I would buy it! Nice poem


16 March 2009 at 00:31

May be I would, If you'll launch here in Pakistan too ;)

lovely as usual. The first verse was so deja vu, I thought I've written it somewhere myself!

thats the most amazing part of reading you, I feel like they're my words. My memories. My emotions. My dream on which you're laughing :)

  Fledgling Poet

16 March 2009 at 05:04

I've lived that very moment several times in my life...it's always so painful! You expressed the emotion of it beautifully, and the photo was perfect.


16 March 2009 at 05:06

you've captured tihs moment! i can relate to this scene.. i imagined it in an airport terminal.


16 March 2009 at 06:16

Needn't be forever--even if it feels that way in the moment!


16 March 2009 at 15:07

I would buy fr sure..

Sch moments are so dificult.. Saying goodbye to the one u love is equally painful everytym..
Nicely written..


16 March 2009 at 17:23

Nice one.."like on auto pilot"..farewells always bring out the sobs and the sighs, without even trying.


16 March 2009 at 21:20

i'd love it if u'd publish a book raash! :)

ur single impression of farewell is very overwhelming...

  Deborah Godin

16 March 2009 at 23:10

Maybe just a small temporary forever, not a big, permanent one?!


16 March 2009 at 23:53

Farewells come in all shapes and sizes, for sure. This one is well written, the imagery concise. Nice!


17 March 2009 at 04:14

Hey ... publish the book!! Obsessed People may buy too ...

And ... Farewells!!!


17 March 2009 at 10:38

"I walk with you to check-in
Like on auto-pilot
Emotions overpowering
Mind whirling,
Thoughts running wild
Voice caught in my throat
Hands numb."

I love that old Alligator is this piece. My dear, you did wonderful on the Prompt! I so enjoyed this, as it reminded me of days of long ago .. when I was "once" in love.

  Story Teller

18 March 2009 at 04:56

Hey, Nice One!!
You write real well ... Hope to see you tomorrow at Tell a Tale, as it launches...
Be the first one to post your entry and accumulate higher points!

  Beloved Dreamer

18 March 2009 at 20:45

I think for women Goodbye is always felt as a farewell and I'll see you around. If one is afraid to say bye, your hearts dies.
Wonderful poem