I live a long way from home and I visit my family once a year. In fact, I have just been with my family for a few weeks. Now it’s time to return to where I live. So yesterday and today I said goodbye to my grandparents and parents. I think it gets harder every time. It’s like setting a boulder on my heart and pretending that there’s no weight at all and that I can still breath.
Have you ever had to say “goodbye” to someone that you knew you wouldn’t see for a long time? Imagine that you are explaining it to a friend that’s never had to experience it before. Describe what it feels like and use your notes to construct your poem.
Musical Writing Prompt #11
“Goodbye” performed by Ursula McLoughlin (2005) & The Kieran Wilde Quintet
“Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down