WAVING GOODBYE

This duet was hard for me to write.  I was given some thoughts to go with and they were heartfelt and real.  So I hope I did the thoughts justice.  My heart reaches out to you AJAYTAO and the many cancer patients you give your love to everyday!

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Life keeps waving goodbye to me

Signaling to me it’s nearly my time

Each chapter written is full of last lines

That don’t feel like they are written by me

Here comes a song full of blue notes

Singing melancholy into my heart

Making me feel low on every count

These days, farewell sings louder

Its chords keeping my happy at bay

Pulling me into forgotten shadows

It keeps beating my lively away

Loosening my grip on this life

One solemn and desperate pulse at a time

My health fades slowly limiting me

My job suffers, from my instability

My soul aches for a better home

The doctor talks of my body

Predicting the day of my death

I am scared… to die… to survive

To exist… to not exist

My fear talked to me, told me a story

My fear had a truth to tell, candidly

A secret it has been keeping from me

This is your life, this is everyone’s life

Smile and hold on… to the very end

Because this isn’t the movie

This is the preview before, playing

Waiting for the real story to begin

I believe you are never alone in life or in death.

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27 thoughts on “WAVING GOODBYE

  1. I like this. Your likeable grammar/rhythm structure style, saying things like “my happy” and “my lively” reminded me of Cocorosie’s song “Gravediggress”, when the singer sings “my holy”.

    The over-all sentiment of your song also relates well to the lyrics of Cocorosie’s song. I’ll share the music video and lyrics below, if you want to see what I mean.

    I need to make it a habit to read your posts more often, you write very well, with better rhythm than many, and that’s something that my brain enjoys when it accompanies my reading. That’s why I have a habit of reading and posting lyrics to so many songs I like, instead of just listening to the songs. Song writers often have a greater sense of rhythm expressed in their writings than many people who only write poetry, and than many people who aren’t influenced by music while they write. I’ve been subscribed to you for quite awhile, and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to really pay close attention to your posts in my feed 😦

    “Gravediggress”
    by Cocorosie

    Gravedigress dig me a hole I can bury
    All of my love and all of my holy

    Gravedigress dig me a hole I can bury
    All of my love and all of my holy
    All of my love and all of my holy

    Gravedigress dig me a hole I can bury
    All of my love and all of my holy
    All of my love and all of my holy

    Old gravediggress by the dried out brook
    Whose babble turns to gravel
    And my company too
    I used to watch the butterflies,
    Pretend that its spring
    When December can’t remember
    Not a damn cold thing

    Old gravedigger-r by the burnt out tree
    Who held the hive a murmur
    But no more bees
    I used to hear the wind
    Made speak and sing the leaves
    Seems so long I’ve felt but a shy and tender breeze

    Gravedigress dig me a hole I can bury
    All of my love and all of my holy
    Gravedigress dig me a hole I can bury
    All of my love and all of my holy

    Old scarecrow wounded at the knee
    Lost your button eyes
    And most of your stuffing
    Hay for a heart
    And hay for a brain
    If your momma was sweeter then you might be sane

    Gravedigress dig me a hole I can bury
    All of my love and all of my holy

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  3. Huge huge thank to you dear friend 🙂

    I am speechless at the beautiful words straight from your heart
    I loved them very much dear, what a beauty, only one thing dear
    death does not scar me a bit really really I mean it and happily will accept it

    thank you so much 🙂 🙂

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  4. Beautifully written !! Fear comes from our own flesh, or from Satan…who uses fear and doubt to keep humans in his web of sin and shame… But as a child of God who has a one on One relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ…we can have victory over Satan, and a supernatural peace through the power of the Holy Spirit, to look at death as a time when we will be in heaven with the Father forever…

    Words of comfort for God’s redeemed children:

    Hebrews 13:5-6… Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (NKJV)

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

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  5. Such beautiful words our friend! You said you hoped you did justice & let me say that you did more than that. Our favorite words….
    “Its chords keeping my happy at bay
    Pulling me into forgotten shadows
    It keeps beating my lively away
    Loosening my grip on this life
    One solemn and desperate pulse at a time”
    There is soul & compassion here that is easily understood in your song of mercy. We’ve had three members of our family who have died from Cancer all in a three month period & the trials of going thru this can altar a persons life. You express heart & what is felt by not only the victim of Cancer but by those who love them!! Thank you for sharing this.

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