I Think Saying Goodbye Is the Hardest Thing to Do

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    Heal The Soul - Poem

    Heal The Soul Sometimes in the stark revealing daylight Waiting for the nightfall I wonder what I am to do Not really lost, but not really found These things I search for These things I live for These things I die for Yet not really sure what they are Muddled with real...
    OkayBut OkayBut
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2010


    “Please,” he said. “Please don’t ever leave me.”I look away.So this is what pain feels like.blink. blink blink. Swallow. Exhale. Inhale. Sniff.The sobs begin again.The sting of departure.I glance at him.His eyes glossy.His heart pleading.Searching for clarity.I glance...
    Kimba2992 Kimba2992
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    I think saying goodbye is one of the toughest

    challenges we all have to go through in life at sometime. From saying goodbye to friends for good, cause you both just don't get along or one hurt the other bad. From saying goodbye to your pet, when he is taken away from you, for whatever reason including death. From a family...
    Ghost25 Ghost25
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    Ok. So, I will be away on a school trip

    for a couple days. I will return on the day EP shuts down, on the 21st. I may or may not be posting much on the trip since I will be busy. So, I will say goodbye now. This has been a wonderful experience. EP has brought me so many good and bad moments. Most good, I've made...
    sagespoo sagespoo
    16-17, F
    Apr 17
    mabuhayka mabuhayka
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 26

    It is hard saying goodbye

    but when someone leaves without warning and doesn't ever come back it sucks so bad.
    DonaldC123 DonaldC123
    16-17, M
    Jan 20

    this is damn important,

    tho it is hard..it is needed.. goodbye is a closure.. which means, a justification and declaration that both need to move on, from each other. And if one of them didn't or couldn't, the other will nt be responsible.. for whatever reason, a Goodbye is necessary.. dont hang...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    I don't say goodbye to anybody,

    not unless I know I will not talk to them again. Goodbye for me, is the end of a relationship, the end of a life, the end of a bitter friendship. It's the closing word, nothing ever need follow.
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015
    badday928 badday928
    18-21, M
    Aug 20, 2015


    Yes, saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do just not in this situation, my situation. Ever been hurt repeatedly and the one person you trust changes? Yeah my situation. I trusted him more than anything, anyone. But one day everything completely changed and i knew deep down...
    EmotionalSkye EmotionalSkye
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

    So I Try Not To

    If I remember, and the problem is I don't always remember, but I try and say see ya later, instead of saying goodbye. It sounds less final.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 15, 2011

    It Hurts A Lot.....

    Saying goodbye is one of the hardest thing to do 'cause it does hurt a lot..and am not yet ready or that strong to face/feel the ache it will bring.
    whydoiloveyou whydoiloveyou
    36-40, F
    May 23, 2010
    Rose7879 Rose7879
    36-40, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    Something else to add to the "Well

    that sucks!" Column in life!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Dec 30, 2015

    What I Miss Right Now

    I'm having a bad day. That's what I've been calling them. Those days that I miss you so much. It's hard to let go of almost 7 years with you. I feel lost right now. I scrolled though some of the stories on here about saying goodbye. At least you are alive. I'm not struggling with...
    Smyers Smyers
    31-35, F
    Apr 23, 2012

    6:36 pm eastern standard time.

    The moment my life changed. My future ex and I have been together for 16years. Just about 1/3 of my life and the most recent obviously. We've had problems for years and she recently met and according to her fell in love with another man. In case your wondering she loves Paula...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    Sayig Goodbye to My Soulmate

    My husband was my best friend and soulmate.  We did everything together and had a wonderful life.  We had just built a new house with our savings to retire in.  It was such an adventure planning and working together to make it just what we wanted.  Finally, we...
    BeccaB BeccaB
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    I mean saying a real goodbye.

    Not a pretend goodbye to someone you know you'll see again soon. Saying bye to someone you love, because you know it's going to be a long time. Saying goodbye when you mean it so much more than they do. Will they ever think about me again?
    James13xx James13xx
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    I certainly can't stands goodbyes.

    And I don't mean bye bye or bye. I mean bye for good never talking again. That is incredibly hard for me to do. I don't even say "Goodbye" When a friend has to leave. I say like "See you later" Or "Bye bye" Never goodbye. If someone I cared about said goodbye to me it'd to me...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    Oct 26, 2015

    Saying Goodbye

    Don't say goodbye Cause I don't wanna hear those words tonight Cause maybe it's not the end for you and I And although we knew This time would come for me and you Don't say anything tonight If you're gonna say goodbye I wish we could be laughing Instead I'm standing here asking...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    May 24, 2010
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    i don't do well with goodbyes.

    .. i would simply vanish. i have a badhabit of diappearing without prior notice... hehehe
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    To the following, respectfully.

    Beachguy. The Blessed one. Bloomish. Hopelovegod. Lag56. Lollibrat. Owain53. MasterWonderPiece. Rain0069. Stabbedtoceasarsalad. Texaspilot. And Venicethefree. Never doubt yourselves! You are some of the most wonderful; weird; wacky; amazing people I've never met!! Your thinking...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 24

    Im honna log off of here

    and deleate this in a few weeks srry if u enjoyed my time * tears *
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2014

    My dad just left a couple months ago

    for Africa he is in the Army and it was so hard to watch him walk in to the airport knowing I wouldn't see him for 9 more months
    puppy239602 puppy239602
    26-30, F
    Jan 21

    it's so easy to say hello

    but it's so hard to say good by its like watching the person you care one day and just the next day he's gone...I wish it never happened that way r.i.p best friend
    BecauseImFIERCE BecauseImFIERCE
    13-15, F
    Feb 21

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    manusundr manusundr
    46-50, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    I think as hard as saying goodbye is,

    "hardEST thing to do" is quite the stretch. Personally, I think losing a limb and sexual abuse as a child, just to name a few, rank pretty high up there.
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 21

    i have reactive detachment disorder.

    When i was born i was put into the foster system. Was put into 7 different homes. So it is hard for me to let people in. By age 3 i already knew how to take care of myself and didn't need anyone. But when i did let people in.. you are going to be my world. which means i will...
    learellie learellie
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    Pendulum stops and falls away Life sifted

    through like sand Storms of summer rain Flooding lifelines in our hands Our skin of blood and bone Gently close to dust and blows Our home of blood and bone Pulls through the ground and so.... Unstoppable My love for you So unstoppable Memories of you Just remember Just let it...
    badday928 badday928
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2015
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