My month at home is over and it's time to leave.

Everybody Leaves

Everyone leaves

Maybe I should too

But not with you.


Everyone leaves

Maybe I should stop them

It's not like I have the power to.


Everyone leaves

Maybe they're meant to

Maybe there's more to come.


Don't leave.

Don't go.

It's selfish of me to say

But I want you to stay.


Everyone leaves

And it's going to be okay.

Poetry by Purple Puddles
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Written on 2022-07-29 at 03:10

Tags Loss  Impermanence  Catharthic 

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Hi..nicely penned, I like the way you have chosen rhyming words and also the way they have held the subtle meaning of the poem. You have expressed your thoughts in a lyrical way. All the best.

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I love the way the tone of the poem swings from pessimistic to defeated to cautiously optimistic.

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I like the inevitability of "Everyone leaves," and I the last line of optimism, both seem true. Well expressed, the flow of thoughts.