The first time that I said goodbye,
it was as if my body shredded to pieces.
Muscles ripped from bones,
and marrow leached out upon the dry ground.
The second time that I said goodbye,
it was if my mind exploded with anger.
Heart pounded furiously,
and condemnation and shame flooded in.
Time has passed by the hands of God,
and it has been HIS hands drying the tears.
Promises of old have become new,
as HIS Word abides within.
Yea though within a defining moment,
a purposeful parting could not be denied.
Each and every day brings a new goodbye,
as if you are still with me body, mind and soul.