Now That We Must Say Goodbye (June 1997)

The time has come for us to part,
          To never speak in the physical sense again

There were so many things that I wanted to say,
          Yet, so many things I truly wanted to do

But time has grown nigh and there is no more what if; or
          Could of; or would of; to soothe the pain

For I must now let you take your final journey
     To your promise land alone
          Where peace and tranquility await your presence for
               Evermore

The time has come for me to say goodbye and wish you well
     I will miss you, for what it’s worth because now there is
          Emptiness I’ve never known

You were a part of my life at all times,
     Whether I realized it or not,
          You gave me a part of you to learn and develop from,
               And for this, I will be forever grateful for

Now that we must say goodbye,
     Until we meet again,
          I know that you are now safe and cared for

You will no longer feel Pain
     Nor Hunger
          Nor Stress
               Nor Defeat
                    Nor Anguish

Now that we must say goodbye,
     I will wait for you in my dreams,
          Where we will speak once more

************

This poem was written for my mother’s memorial service held July 7, 1997, at St. Mathew’s Missionary Baptist Church, 3129 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608
She passed away on June 25, 1997; I was 29 years old.

Rest in Heaven mom, you may be gone but you are never forgotten.

Peace and Blessings – CV Davis

© CV Davis – Author

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