Good things are coming

Hear me when I say

But I will only be in the way

Though I opened my heart and mind 

Hoping you’d remain and ask me to stay

But today’s the day I wave goodbye


Started to daydream

Even when asleep

Envisioned your arms 

Always comforting me

Did not want to wake

Though alarms would sound

But today’s the day I wave goodbye


There were things I wanted to hear firsthand

I wanted you to share and celebrate with me

If I didn’t take the time to self learn where you stand

I’d never know I was in the presence of royalty


Waited my turn to be put in rotation 

Merry go round 

Spinning out of control 

It stings quite a bit  

When I feverishly raise my hand 

And on me 

You refuse to call


So many things await you I see

But I’m getting lost in the crowd

As though my voice you no longer need

My silence noticed yet unacknowledged 

Your rhythm uninterrupted housing your signature sound


No need to guess which of one million

Reasons why whatever this is

Must end

I can’t describe the way you made me feel

Strong mental engager

Wise protecter no stranger

Controlled substance 

Embedded residue in my realm 

Sent with an intent to heal


I cannot compete with

What’s already in place

Permanent fixtures


Deep roots

You never asked or expected me too

While always encouraging me    

To own OUR truth


I flatter myself by trying to wait

When all signs point to

Your moving on

I kept hoping you’d come back for me again

But it’s hurting too much 

To be ignored

So today’s the day I wave goodbye

© Ericka Arthur and authenticitee, 2015

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  1. It’s so hard to say goodbye…endings are not always easy at all. You are AMAZING! No more looking in the rear view mirror. I’m waving goodbye too sis. Your piece gives me confidence that I can to do the same. Thank YOU!

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