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PARTING - A LAMENT FROM SAD OLD EDNA
Parting is such dulcet sorrow;
My lonely heart weeps at eternal separation.
Now you are gone from me
The world is cold and empty
And a veil covers my bitter tears.
To lose my lover, my friend,
My partner through life's sad
And pointless journey...
My very soul is rent asunder and
Cast shattered on the wind.
But let me cease my whingeing!
Upon due reflection this is but
The stuff of which cheap sentiment is composed.
As far as I'm concerned you can FUCK off
And no regrets, you stinking bastard.
He. Dear, I must be gone
While night Shuts the eyes
Of the household spies;
That song announces dawn.
She. No, night's bird and love's
Bids all true lovers rest,
While his loud song reproves
The murderous stealth of day.
He. Daylight already flies
From mountain crest to crest
She. That light is from the moon.
He. That bird...
She. Let him sing on,
I offer to love's play
My dark declivities.
Friends, Brothers, bid me farewell.
Good bye allow me to depart.
As gentle streams we had come together.
Flown for a time like a mighty river.
Taking up rocks of experience
converting them to pebbles of joy.
On the sill I leave the keys to my door.
I leave the room to you.
In return, i only ask for a smile.
Your acceptance, the key to run the remaining mile.
White light has entered the prism.
Reminding our doodles of dark sarcasm.
I have received more than i could give.
Keeping aside what i deserve, Please forgive.
Golden memories, I shall not bury
They travel along on a ferry
Rivers part before reaching the sea
Seeds get dispersed from the mother tree
(so let it be)
you all shall linger on have some fun.
Remember when you too reach the sea we shall be one
This I take while I go,
No more the savior of the day,
You are the one no longer here,
I am the one now going.
You said go now and be away,
I said ok, I'll leave this time,
But don't come back to say I know,
Just go away and slowly go.
Beginnings have a way of joy,
The middle still the happiness,
But towards the end we fade away,
Go separate ways on lonely streets.
I couldn't patch the hole we made,
No longer could I make you laugh,
So, as it goes you found another,
Who'll give you what I no longer did.
Then as I leave I won't turn round,
Or watch the look of your silent eyes,
There'll be no kiss or hug when going,
This union fell into the void.
I know you'll forget the times we had,
You'll curse my name and all my ways,
Toss out our pictures hanging on the wall,
Will revel in your new found freedom.
But I have life to live and to discover,
I'll find someone, some other lover,
And when I hold her close to me,
I think of how you once loved me.
Parting, bittersweet memories of lonesome days; different paths going opposite ways, we drop interlaced fingers to our sides, looking over our shoulders, you let go with time. I hope she makes your world beautiful as you've desired & submits to your every whim as she loves your fire. My wish: she is your comfort, your hope and your world, as she fills the empty void left by this girl.