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Daisy Marrow May 2014
Lay down your burden.
Lay down your arms.
Hardship is over and all is numb.
You finally get to rest.
You finally get to let go.
Fall down in the snow and let nature take you.
You are not alone, never.
Thousands of bodies are scattered on the battlefield.
They all had lives.
They all had futures.
They all ended too soon.
Go ahead and turn the snow strawberry red.
Your song will be played.
Your name will live on.
We will remember you forever more.
So rest now, my soldier.
Your brothers shall bring the peace.
2014
Umi Jul 22
Farewell, to my voice wich vanished beneath the echo of those mountains, disappearing in the far distant, out of reach
The summer sun burns through my skin, lightens up this cold heart of mine for the first ime in a very long time, but even this won't last,
Yet I have no reason to be sad, this agony is bittersweet you see,
Constant change around me, without me changing one bit, it is as if I have become stuck in some kind of loop, unable to ever advance,
What does the future hold for one who has given in to this madness?
Farewell, to all the flowers which were blooming majestically this summer, now withering over to the merciless, drought like heat,
The greensleeves of nature are to already become colourful,
Farewell to all the warmth you have given me before you slipped away into the sea of time, moving on without thinking twice,
When the lullaby of a vampire is sung it'll be time to shut my eyes,
Because then I can be sure that I don't want tomorrow to come,
Farewell to the times we were friends conveying about silly things,
Now everyone can rejoice, once my voice is gone,
Farewell, left behind, I can no longer even cry

~Umi
nish Jul 20
if the sun disappears
and the stars say farewell
would you be the only light
for those left to dwell?
just a short lil something
Nickolas Niles Nov 2017
When you turned away from me,
I turned too walking back on.
The saddest thing of all time,
The secrets told between us.
It was then all I could see,
This was a battle not won.
I ask myself even why,
We have this love not so bold.
For now I know I must be,
Not your lover and no one.
Keep on walking with a sigh,
Knowing yourself to grow old.
Time not on your side with glee,
Knowing now I’m far and gone.
Inspired by Sam Smith’s recent “Too Good at Goodbyes,” I couldn’t help but to pump this love song out. And coming across a familiar...
Daisy Marrow Jan 2014
I'm numb to my bones.
Every inch of me is sore.
I'm rotting away
until I'm left with nothing more.

I want to feel.
I want to feel something
yet I don't want to give in,
but instead greet death as an old friend.
When he comes knocking at my door
you won't hear me crying from pain no more.

I'm standing in the ocean
letting the waves wash over me.
Singing the song of the hopeless
as I follow the waves back in the sea.
Just to feel something
for the last time
I swallowed and greeted the salt water sting
into my lungs.

It finally felt so good
to feel something.
I felt free
as I became one with the sea.
Thank you, dear Friends, Jewels of the Southeast
I'm honoured to serve my Lord Philip's needs
Alas I must go for to say at least
This Exercise was best to state your Creed
That Services rendered need no Tall Tale
And Lessons learned were just and expected
For sooner or later I must avail
To pan my Face and keep Work prorated
Like Glue essensed becomes a Brisk Perfume
Even if this Geometry can't fit
At least my Promised Circle shall resume
Then improve the Mistakes I benefit.
After all these done, your Lives I shall miss
Even if your Names are crossed from my List.
CJ Sep 12
Farewell to a friend who will be dearly missed

The last time I saw you, I said goodbye and blew you a kiss

I knew the day would come for us to one day part

But we both knew that was always Gods plan from the start

This separation of my life and your death makes my heart feel very sad

But that’s because you were such a wonderful friend to have

As I’m reminded with the fond memories of things you have done

Being around you made my life so much more fun

What a true friend you turned out to be

What an impact your life made on me

Thank you so much for our friendship together

My dearest friend I will cherish it forever

God loaned you to me for just a little while

So today I thanked him with a simple nod and a smile

Now as a tear or two fall down my face

I’m just so thankful for your friendship and Gods mercy and grace

So for now this is the beginning of our end

Farewell to you my sweetest most dearest truest friend



C.J.H
I’ll love you always
I’ll miss you forever
#love #friendships #memories
And there she goes
Off to a far, far away land
Where the pastures are more green
And the people more refined

What a beautiful life awaits her in that town
Clear streams and sparkling brooks
Birds singing like minstrels of old
Nature displayed with utmost majesty

I wonder how she will fare
Will she find joy in that precious escape?
Or yearn for the sweetness of home?
I wield not the power to know

Perhaps we shall meet again
When the stars are right in the heavens
When the call of the heart echoes stronger
Than the shout of wealth or want

As she gallops away into the sunset
Towards the promise of that hopeful land
With her, she carries a piece of my heart
Because she has gone far, far away

From me
To my aunt who went away to Canada
rob kistner Jul 21
What follows here is Science Fiction (SyFy) Poetry.
It is written in long-form, Free Verse, narrative.
It will introduce you to otherworldly people and places,
with names you will find unfamiliar.
Suspend your disbelief, and welcome to my alien world.
I hope you enjoy the journey, as I offer for your considerstion:

"Distant Farewell"

_

"I've watched golden fire clouds,
hanging in pale green skies,
over the azure seas of Tólurasâ"

"I've seen the copper leaves
of the parmus fronds
flashing from indigo mountains
in the crystal mists of Gémin."

"I have beheld exquisite beauty
in my rich full life
but none so beautiful
as your eyes tonight"

Artheö whispers
his breath warms the tender lobe
of my eager ear

he presses his lips softly to mine
with gentle passion
bids me farewell

now three hours since
I linger in the bittersweetness
I can still taste him

here I am
hurtling through space
standing on the aft deck
gazing
reliving the sensations

a sudden chill shocks me sober
a foreboding grips me
my survival instinct peaking
I shiver
peering through the portal
watching the jade-sapphire orb
grow distant
smaller
less relevant

it continues to recede
less detail visible through the carbon-Lucite

zero-g frost forms
obscures this breathtaking view
of the lush planet
our home planet
Gaia

a place
some now on board
will not again see for fifteen years

but only
if they are counted among the fortunate
who do return

we race
approaching light-speed
toward a distant call for help

unknown destiny
in uncharted space
with no idea what we will encounter

the call made it certain
no good lies ahead

I am Séphias
going to Topiârus
to return in a year's time

I am distraught
the anxiety of separation

palpable stress permeates the crew
who are going the distance
to the edge of space
to answer the cry for help

it is contagious
I feel it too
intensely

I feel ungrounded
each time I choose to leave my man
to go on mission
my soul mate
Artheö

our love is deep
it has withstood these essential separations

we understood
when I joined FarWorlds
that separation came with the program

but knowing this
makes it no easier

my anxiety is heightened further
given this mission's ambiguity

at FarWorlds Corp
we are involved
in new-resources exploration

we are scientists
not trained spacetroopers
our expertise not military

this ship
the Thadius
is a space schooner
solar-wind powered

a research vessel
fast and agile
not suited for deep space combat

the security force we have on board
trained to defend
not to attack

they protect us from known threats
on our journeys through known space

this mission's much different
the unknown marks us for danger

the Dextorium was our advance ship
sent to reconnoiter 9 months ago

the Dextorium
did in fact
carry a battle-trained space-trooper force

but it has now fallen silent
for many months
not a word

to distract my mind from things disturbing
I drift to Artheö

to our last kiss

his was a calm
brave
stoic face
at our goodbye
but I knew better

now together two centuries
rest assured
I know my man

as decorated Primests
of the Science-Sect Elite
we are privileged with three birthing cycles

after each
to improve our species
a 40-year no-birthing phase

our second now nears its end

soon
we will enter our third and final
free-birthing cycle

we both welcome the sabbatical
of twenty years
this coming cycle affords

we've begotten two families in the prior cycles
and love them both

we now dream of this newest family
our near future holds in store

this coming family  is most important in our lives
Artheo's and mine

state edicts dictate
3rd cycle families caretake their birthers
through health's decline

when we enter our final stand down
and sustained cryogenic hibernation
this new family will be our comfort
as our last life-phase draws to its close

as I reflect
I am disrupted

a sudden chaos
panicked commotion on the foredeck
there is great alarm

I rush forward
in time to see a startling scene begin to unfold

there
in front of our speeding ship
a menacing field of strange devices

they begin to spread
with apparent logic
to form a grid blocking our path

acting intelligent
with a single mind
as though a sentient living thing

they are immense
and they are many
as they assemble in net-like fashion
far to the left
and as far right as one can see
from top to bottom

spread far too vast to travel around
their advancing speed
we cannot outrun

as we approach the steely web
their acceleration becomes exponential

there is no doubt
we are on a collision course
there's no escape

suddenly
my senses jolt
I stagger back in disbelief

it is now quite clear
what fate befell our advance party
others as well

they've been absorbed
by this horrific
smart
electronic
living mesh

we are defenseless

we on the Thadius can only stare
filled with fear
and yet spellbound

the crew's emotions now run the gamut
tears fill most eyes
as hell approaches

it's then I see it
in the grey-green carbon and cold blue steel
closing upon us

captured life-energies of the Dextorium crew
and countless others that have come before

their vital essence has been consumed
by this nightmare that now besets us

their images flicker in and out of focus
trapped in the grid
held fast and hopeless

empty looks of complete surrender
bewildered faces
living ghosts

this thing is coming
this host of evil

terrified
I feel helpless
so confused
and so alone

its then I rush to my solarcomm
to send a message to Artheö

bravely
I begin by sharing poetry
as is our custom

"I've heard the haunting call
of the coral winged Lellurt
in Droon's violet skies
over teal Darpin Bay"

"right now my dear
I want to hear your soothing voice
my precious love
I would give the world to hear your voice."

I am speaking in a tone controlled
yet laced with longing and melancholy

"I love you my dearest
but something bad is happening now
here where I am"

"there is a chance"

then I must pause
collect myself
to start again

"there is a chance
I may not return to you again
to our sweet life"

here my voice quavers
and then it cracks
as I try to add

"nor to our children"

grasping for courage
I continue on

"if this is to be my end
it falls to you to raise them now"

"please
let them see they're loved forever
protect them well
and keep them safe"

it's now a struggle to form the words
but filled with love
I do press on

"remember
my eggs are safely stored
at the OffWorld Corp's Reproductive Center"

"my surrogate has been selected
she is tested
and bonded pure"

"you must see our new family
Zenus and Rennar
are healthy born"

then urgently
"please promise me!"

choking back so many emotions
I now fight to conclude the message

this is the last I will ever send
to my beloved
Artheö

these are the last words he'll hear me speak

"these children
Zenus and Rennar
will be the final connection
between you and I"

"remember forever
they are a part of each of us
my darling one"

"he and she will care for you
and see you through your dimming years"

"they will love you
as you'll love them
give them my love
tell them about me"

voice faltering badly
I rise to finish
and share with Artheö my final words

"god
oh god
how I want you here in my arms
my one true love!"

with that
my heart breaks
as I stare silently into the screen
teardrops streaming down my cheeks

12 hours later
on Artheö's commstation screen
my message arrives

he is gripped by disbelief at what he sees
at what he hears

consumed by horror
unable to move
he stands trembling
frozen by grief

as he sees my message end
my image flickers
and then it fades

Artheö falls to his knees
without sound
silent for some time

then
with a growing mix of fear and sorrow
branded on his ashen face

he throws back his head
thrusts up his arms
straight and stiff
fists clenched in anger

clenched so tightly
that fingernails cut into palms
and bring forth blood

bloodied hands
whitened knuckles
stab helplessly toward the stars

he keens and moans
then begins to wail
the heart-wrenching wail of a man bereft

a man soul-gored

devastated

_


rob kistner © 2018
SyFy poetic short story about farewells, separation, and death in the line of duty. And about love and the power and importance of family.
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