I changed it, to give Susan her rightful due.
All's well that ends well, as Shakespeare once said, at some length.
Today, Susan challenges us to write a hello/goodbye poem. This is particularly difficult for me because it is an emotional time of life for me. It is 50 years this spring since I graduated from high school and, although it was a very small graduating class, some of us are no longer alive. And of course we all knew one another, many from early childhood. Very few, if any, of us have parents now.
Things are happening to my friends and to their spouses and I do not like it, Sam-I-Am. I do not like it in a box, I do not like it with a fox, I do not like it in the air, I do not like it on a chair.
I do not like it with a fish.
I do not like it, and I wish
we didn't have to say goodbye at all.
Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?
Hello, world, won't you please stop? I want to get off.
Hello, walls, perhaps, in you, I won't have to say goodbye.
Goodbye, Mom. Goodbye, Dad. There was a time
I couldn't imagine the world without you,
and now I have to live in it
with so much joy gone.
Kay L. Davies, April 24, 2013, for the 24th in the April poem-a-day challenge.