I walk away
With a heavy heart.
The word, "Farewell,"
Hangs in the air behind me.

I turn my back
With an empty heart.
The phrase, "So long,"
Echoes in my mind.

I close my eyes
With an aching heart.
The words, "I miss you,"
Banging on my soul.

And then I look forward,
With a lighter heart,
To the coming day when there will be
No more goodbyes.