As Hard as it is I have to say Goodbye

The absence is felt
hole in my heart;
where once you resided.
Cut free
wrenched from my circle
my life
for lack of you in it.
I have tried.
I have given space.
I have given time.
The divide is ever greater
and I ache
for the loss of a friend.
Someone who never judged.
Who always encouraged.
Who never let me falter.
And though the promise is in the air
I know
it won’t be kept
it cannot be kept
and my heart breaks
for I love you.
Adopted you.
You are family.
And sometimes
as in all families
I must learn to let go.
©Oct. 2/21
Picture is my own

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

15 thoughts on “As Hard as it is I have to say Goodbye”

  1. Did I do it again? I’m sorry Sis, I’ve been monged out on pain killers for the past week and not really aware of what’s going on around me. I had a rare moment of lucidity on Saturday after the storm and that’s pretty much been it for me. Olive tree is still lying down in my garden, rose is still pole dancing up the end of the trellis like a hussy, and my swing is in pieces on the back garden so it doesn’t make a bid for freedom again. The lavender bush is re-installed in its original bed and hopefully putting her roots down again, as for the rest of it, I have no idea when I will be fit enough to put it all back to rights and I am so stubborn I can’t let anyone else interfere and do it for me.
    I have a recollection somewhere in my fuzzy brain that we were going to facetime but I can’t remember when. So, I truly am sorry, when I’m more able to hold a conversation without slurring my words I will give you a buzz I promise. Love you sis 💎💖💖💖


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