Never Say Goodbye – a Quadrille for Walt

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

until we see you again
chasing your shadowy words,
sewing them into rhyme,
watching the time
on the tick-tock crocodile clock.

Never lose your Peter Pan spirit:
in the Neverland of a virtual pub,
a drink or two
will be waiting for you.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetic Tuesday – Sweet Sorrow

Walt is our host for the last time for a while as he takes a break and steps away from his bartender/hosting duties at dVerse. He’s saying farewell (or at least a hearty ‘see you later’) and we are going to miss him. He has asked the question: how do you say goodbye? There are many ways to say goodbye, but which to choose? He has given us examples of slang expressions for the big bye-bye and any number of quotes to ponder, as well as his own pantoum. All he asks is that we use slang for goodbye and craft our poems, or take inspiration from one of the quotes to trigger our words of farewell!

29 thoughts on “Never Say Goodbye – a Quadrille for Walt

  1. See ya later.. is the
    last words of a Philosophy
    Instructor i last met ‘then’ on a
    road walk to a river home in ’81..
    he said that’s
    how the
    say it too..
    as there is no
    goodbye in ever now..
    and truly tHeRe’s not as i can
    sTiLL see his Face as clear as ’81..
    35 years later plUS.. that guy helped
    to set me free from all the clothes of culture..
    i don’t dress as well as i used too.. just shorts
    and T-Shirts in three plus years of escaping that
    place again..
    never the
    less there
    are no farewells in free for all now..
    a nice to place to live and never leave now..:)

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