A Late Goodbye

Is it too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
To stand with a friend.
To hold a loved one's hand.
To hear their voice one last time.
For they have stood by with you till the end.
For the bonds that you forged are as strong as steel.
As they are often the ones that are the hardest to break.
But all things eventually come to an end no matter how hard we try.
For it only felt natural to let it and cry.
For all things must fade away.
Is too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
One moment they are there and then they are gone like the wind.
Just be glad you spent your time by their side.
No matter the struggle you have endured.
They were always there to help you in your time of need.
Where you would only do the same thing for them in return.
Is too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
But it's only harder to let go as they begin to walk away.
The road they take will lead to places unknown to where we cannot go.
As they slowly begin to disappear as they head on their way.
With no trace of them ever being there.
With only the memories of all that knew them to keep them alive.
Is too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
Though their time in the sun has begun to set and turns into night.
They do not regret having you by their side and smile with pride.
The sun will never rise for them again as they wave goodbye.
For it seems to be easier for them to say for its time for them to become one with the night.
Is too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
Dark clouds fall upon you as you say farewell to their fading light.
Sorrow will take you when they finally have left.
But do not let despair take hold for tomorrow.
As the clouds disperse and the sun rises again.
Is too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
Though their journey has come to an end.
All those days that came before are long gone.
It is far from over as you carry on.
To live life as they once did without regret.
To move on with life in your step.
Though the pain may linger it will lessen over the coming years.
Just know that everything you felt for them was real.
Is too late to say goodbye?
Even though it often the hardest thing that comes to mind.
But it is something that should be said.
For every greeting must end with a farewell.
To prepare for the next meeting.
When the time comes to see them again.


Cover image: Absolution by Thomas Tan 揚淞

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