farewell to a lover but not to Love


Farewell to a lover but not to Love

It’s a bittersweet reality of us

This heart is like a boat still sailing

You’ll be a part of my anchorage


Never mind the past that hurts

We have buried the hatchet and moved

The best is you and I parted well

We’ve lost but found another treasure


Some memories are left in the deepest woods

We’re never returning, never earning

But memories worth remembering

Have made us crying and laughing


What is grief when it’s over?

Our distance is a sort of medicine

You’re there, I’m here, and we’re OK

It wouldn’t be a difficult Valentine anyway




About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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8 Responses to farewell to a lover but not to Love

  1. Kim says:

    Beautifully written Chester…….I like your style, unlike a lot of poetry I’ve read recently, somehow I connect with your expressions…..nice stuff.

  2. nightlake says:

    This one is touching and practical.. simple and easy to understand, but still very expressive

  3. mstturpin says:

    Nice, sweet but not too sentimental. I especially like the last line, keep writing!

  4. strum11 says:

    “What is grief when it’s over?” I’m contemplating that one…

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