If I’d known goodbye was forever,
I would’ve held you a little longer,
kissed you just one more time.
Had a last look at your smile,
before I turned my face away,
so you couldn’t see my tears.
Maybe gone down by the river,
proud of what we’d once had,
but never looking back again.
Hesitated right by our bench,
seeing us sitting arm in arm,
smiling beneath the moonlit sky.
The wounds on my heart,
maybe change into scars,
then the memories can fade.
Some long distant far off time,
I wont think of you once,
from sunrise until I fall asleep.
One day a smile will set hope free,
to go wake my sleeping heart,
to chance love again.
A while after writing Goodbye I discovered that Keith Urban described emotions w-a-a-y better than I ever could in his completely amazing song You’ll Think Of Me (with an utterly Fantastic Video). Avril Lavigne also has a great songs I’m With You & My Happy Ending that are a lot better than my efforts (also My Happy Ending has a Great Music Video).
See the poem Six Years On for a more recent poem and reflection on the whole situation.