Good bye dear old friend

A part of my life more than 40 years,
we’ve shared love, laughs and also tears,
traveling through all the stuff that came
our bond was there to always remain.

From the start when we had met,
I knew you would try to make all glad,
sharing everything you possibly could
just to be sure that the other felt good.

You’ve been there for all generations,
tried to fulfill even high expectations,
you took great care of things to be done,
whether for business or just making fun.

You may not have managed all you still wanted,
but here are the seeds that you have planted,
and you will live on in each of our hearts,
so the love that you gave, it never parts.

After all your works, be at peace and rest,
you’ve been great, have given your best.
Your loved ones you’ve left here behind,
will remember you as true loving and kind.

About this poem

Written in honor of my dear friend and ex husband, the father of my sons who recently past away

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Written on June 06, 2023

Submitted by ludy_b on June 18, 2023

Modified by ludy_b on June 18, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 833
Words 177
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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Discuss the poem Good bye dear old friend with the community...

  • jn.selvadurai
    Your hearfelt loss conveyed to us so beautifully. Thank you for sharing.
    LikeReply 18 days ago
  • jonsaviours
    This is a beautiful poem
    I love how it effectively captures the emotions, and the deeper themes associated with loss and remembrance.
    My condolences.
    LikeReply 112 days ago
  • Bethaisha
    So sad.
    LikeReply12 days ago
  • donka_k
    What a beautiful tribute!1 Heart-felt, love-filled, as if sending a blessing to this person on his next journey. I loved it.
    LikeReply 113 days ago
  • robertrad2021
    Beautiful poem. My condolences.
    LikeReply 113 days ago
  • Dianejean57
    I love it.
    LikeReply 113 days ago
  • moonlitrose
    my heartfelt condolences
    LikeReply 113 days ago
  • moonlitrose
    wow he sounds like an amazing person ,may he bring that joy to the brought him to life in your poem
    LikeReply 113 days ago
  • jamesrpendleton
    I am sorry for your loss. Through your words you have captured your love for your dear friend, they convey a part of you your friend has cultivated. It is apparent the deep of your love.
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • ludy_b
      Thank you for your kind comment!
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • alanswansea18
    I love this poem. I think it relates to everyone. Even me. I can see.
    LikeReply 15 months ago
  • jeremyt.40101
    Thank you for your vote on my poem. Feel free to read and criticize the others. I love feedback. This poem is very sweet and touching. No one could ask for a better epitaph.
    LikeReply 111 months ago


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