20 Most Emotional Poems About Goodbye and Farewell.
Poems About Goodbye and Farewell – Poets are often at their most emotional moment when saying goodbye – to lovers, to lost loved ones, or to a part of their lives they have left behind. Here are the 20 Most emotional poems about goodbye and farewell. I hope you will enjoy reading them.
They range from the Renaissance to the second half of the twentieth century and show how, when it comes to writing valedictory verses, poets have produced some of the most moving and ingenious poems that say Goodbye or bid farewell to loved ones.
- You Will Be Missed
- Because She Was My Best Friend
- Goodbye, My Dearest Friend
- Goodbye, Best Friend
- Farewell Words
- Never Part
- For A Friend Forever
- The Drifter’s Melody
- Lucky Soul
- To My Friend
- I Can’t Be
- Forever In My Thoughts
- Goodbye, And I’ll Miss You
- A Long Time Coming
- Goodbye To You My “Friend”
- My Friend
- I Will Meet You There
- My Friend
- Through The Years
- The Heart Of Friendship
1. You Will Be Missed
Was the hardest thing to do.
I never thought I would,
Especially not to you.
You always listened
And knew what to say,
Knew when to give a hug
When I was having a bad day.
No one will ever take your place.
I can always promise you this.
It’s hard to find someone like you,
So know you’ll always be missed.
2. Because She Was My Best Friend
Together we would laugh, together we would cry,
With each other, we’d never be shy.
We’d often fight, then sort it out,
And at each other, we would never shout.
It’s because she was my best friend…
When I was with her, I was very crazy.
I would always dance like a silly daisy.
I didn’t care what they thought of us,
Since all they could possibly do was fuss.
It’s because she was my best friend…
I’d turn to her when my spirit needed a lift.
We would treasure our friendship; it was a gift.
She’d lift me up when I felt down,
And put a smile on my face when I wore a frown.
It’s because she was my best friend…
I saw her today with someone else.
It had been many years, so I was past tense.
She ignored me, and I wanted to cry.
If only she could just say goodbye…
It’s because she was my best friend,
And I never thought it would come to an end…
3. Goodbye, My Dearest Friend
The hardest part of any friendship
is when it is time to say goodbye,
and even though I wished I could make you stay,
I know I have to let you spread your wings and fly.
For life is a journey that needs to be traveled,
and I am certain you’ll make it through.
I just want you to know and never forget
that I will surely miss you.
So follow your heart and never give up,
as dreams and wishes do come true.
I know that someday we’ll meet again,
so never forget I will be praying for you.
4. Goodbye, Best Friend
Things may change from this day on.
Here with us is where you belong.
Someone like you there is no other.
You’re the closest thing I have to a brother.
You have only been in my life for quite a short while,
But even when I’m down you seem to make me smile.
That place in my heart you will always stay.
Such good memories, they will never fade away.
The tears I shed, I shed for you,
But now it’s time to make your dreams come true.
For all the times you have helped me out,
A good future ahead of you, I have no doubt.
You gave me confidence, you gave me pride.
Even when you’re gone I’ll be by your side.
For all those fears in which we shared.
To say goodbye, I’m not prepared.
For you, I’ll hold my head up high,
Keep myself strong to say goodbye.
It may hurt, and I may cry.
I think to myself and I wonder why.
What we’ll do, I really don’t know.
All I know is I will never let go.
You’re a true friend, for that is true.
When I was down, I came to you.
I am so glad that we became friends,
But this isn’t where our journey ends.
The memories we have will last forevermore.
I will always love you, for that I’m sure.
Always in my heart and in my heart you will stay.
I can’t believe today’s the day.
You made me stronger, and that I believe,
But now it’s time to let you leave.
5. Farewell Words
Farewell words too often part
And cleave with sorrow to aching hearts.
With a final wave, all disappears
Beneath the hush of silent tears
Why can’t sorrow be so kind
As to hide away and stay confined?
And leave us only thoughts of bliss,
Of joyful things to reminisce.
So focus not on sorrows, born
Where happy times are now forlorn,
But instead on joy and merriment
And delight all felt without relent.
And with all the love to fill our hearts,
Sorrow and pain then soon departs.
And although goodbyes are bittersweet.
We can no longer feel incomplete.
By Gregory K.
6. Never Part
When I saw you
in the hall,
I knew you would
be the best of all.
I talked to you for
the very first time,
you ended up being
my partner in crime.
When you cry
I’m going to cry too,
because the pain
is shared between me and you.
Since we’re going
a different way,
don’t be sad because
in my heart you will stay
but friends from the start,
I know in my heart
we will never part.
Emotions ran through my head.
I found myself wishing I was dead
All because you were moving away.
I knew I would never see you another day.
You got in your car and waved goodbye,
And then I was left all alone to cry.
I felt helpless and all alone.
I could only talk to you on the phone.
You were my neighbor and my best friend.
Why, oh why, did it have to end?
You made me so happy, so carefree.
You made it feel okay for me to be me.
It’s been almost a year since you moved away,
But it feels like it was only yesterday.
I remember everything you used to do.
It may seem impossible, but it’s true.
You were the best friend I ever had.
Now that you left me, I am beyond sad.
I love and I miss you more than you’ll ever know.
You’ve taught me so much, and I want to say thank you.
8. For A Friend Forever
Though it’s only been a short while,
I’ve never had a friend like you,
But soon you will be leaving me,
And I don’t know what to do.
Your love and understanding
Have brought me a new hope.
I wish that I could keep you here,
Tied to me with a rope.
Why do you choose to leave me?
I ask with confusion and pain.
Don’t let me go back to feeling alone.
When will I see you again?
The miles soon stretched between us.
What will happen to this bond?
Will we reunite to find
That this special tie is gone?
So many questions I have.
My heart filled with fear,
Dreading you will leave me
And never shed a tear,
Unlike this desperate aching
In my heart that won’t let go,
Which leads me now to tell you
Something you must know.
The friendship you have given me,
The joy you bring my soul
Has filled me with such strength
And love once unforetold.
How can it be so short?
This time we’ve spent together.
I thought you would remain here
And love me ’til forever.
Sadly, wishful thinking
As I now have come to see,
But remember please this thought
When you think of me.
We may soon be separated,
But I’ll remember just the same.
Forever in my heart
Is where you will remain.
I wish that when you leave
We’d remain the best of friends.
You’ll be in my thoughts
‘Til I see you again.
How can I say goodbye?
No words, just tears fall
From my eyes and sobbing heart
That knows you after all.
The hours spent together
Will soon dwindle down to few,
Forcing me to let go
And start this year anew
Without you here to talk to.
Searching for a friendly face
That knows all too well
They can never be replaced.
By Sandra Rosene
9. The Drifter’s Melody
The time soon comes for parting,
And our time is at an end.
The rest of your life is starting,
And we have no time at all to spend.
You knew one day you’d have to go,
But thought you’d have more time.
We can’t reverse time’s one-way flow,
But at least you’ll have this rhyme.
You had your shining moments,
Upon this life’s darkened stage,
And in my book of wonderments
You’ll never be just another page.
Like the exploding of a star,
You’ve changed me in and out.
Your light will travel with me far,
Past when all other lights go out.
By Megan R. Bokowski
10. Lucky Soul
I am such a lucky soul
To have friends as good as you
‘Cause when worries find their way to me
And I’m unsure what to do…
I just think of you and remember
Something you said or a story you told.
It makes me laugh and gives me joy
That you should be so bold.
You’ve taught me many things
That I did not know before,
Brought clarity, enlightenment,
That I must thank you for.
Your kindness is revered,
And this I have no doubt,
That we’ll be friends eternally
And that I cannot live without…
I admire you and that is why
For now it’s hard to part,
But it won’t be long that I’ll be gone,
And you’ll be in my heart.
11. To My Friend
I am so glad I met you.
Although our acquaintance wasn’t long,
You have made a big impact in my life.
It is thanks to you
That I’ve remained strong.
Your friendship means the world to me.
Believe me, it truly does,
And I just wanted you to know that
From me, you will always find love.
Now we are going our separate ways,
Maybe never to meet again.
As long as our friendship holds true,
Our connection will forever stand.
We may not have been best friends,
But that is just a title,
For the kind of friendship we do share
Is more active than it is idle.
I am going to miss you.
I know we said we would keep in touch,
But that is what everyone always says,
But it never seems to mean much.
So this is why I am telling you now
How much you truly mean to me,
Because anything could happen in the future,
Tomorrow is something I may never see.
Yes, I am going to miss you,
And I wish you the very best.
Please always try to remember
That you are truly blessed!
By Sarah R. Leavell
12. I Can’t Be
I can hear your heartache
and the truth you hide
you give me all your secrets
but the rest is locked away inside
you don’t show emotion
keep it trapped and chained
the only escape is through tears
but when you cry you feel ashamed
I’ve listened to your worries
taken them all as my own
constantly on my mind
my own troubles over thrown
I thought I would always be there
when times got tough
thought I would stand by you
but now it’s got too rough
I’ve been avoiding my own life
pushed everything aside
but I can’t ignore it any longer
I’m so sorry I lied
now I feel a coward
guilty I walked away
you look to the empty space beside you
where you thought I’d always stay
I’m selfish and cruel
but I have to do this right
I have to face you truthfully
tell you I have given up the fight
13. Forever In My Thoughts
I knew you for three years now,
And those three years knowing you
Are the best years I ever had.
You helped me become the person
That I am today.
I always knew that someday
We would have to say goodbye.
We were supposed to have one last year together,
The last year that we would have fun.
But now, I see that you have to go
And leave us behindm
Soon we will grow apart and
We become just a memory
But I just want you to know
That you will always be in my heart.
No matter what happens,
I’ll always love you.
Although this goodbye is just temporary,
This is the hardest goodbye
For me to say.
Wipe your tears off your cheek,
And please, for the last time,
Smile your beautiful smile.
And don’t worry,
We’ll meet again someday.
For the last time,
Hug me goodbye
And tell me that you’ll always be there for me.
14. Goodbye, And I’ll Miss You
I know with you leaving,
This friendship I’ll never top,
And loving you is like breathing.
There’s no way I can stop.
Please take with you our memories
So you don’t forget this guy.
What’s hard is I loved more than just you,
Like your son, Sky.
I became close with your family.
Some great times we had,
Like watching Twilight with your mom
And then explaining it to your dad.
Your walking out of my life
Gives me a very sad emotion,
But I will continue loving you
Until they find my tear that I dropped in the ocean.
It’s hard for me when I think
That our chapter is now done,
So I say goodbye, and I’ll miss you
Like a flower would the sun.
15. A Long Time Coming
On that first day
Did you look into my eyes and know
That one day you would go away?
It started off
As something from a fairy tale,
But then one night it all changed.
Every little thing I did was not good enough.
How could I be the perfect person you wanted?
I was me,
And nothing could change that.
I started getting more flaws pointed out
Every little argument
Ended making us both mad,
Making a little crack every time.
As soon it would get a little better,
Something would turn up to take it back.
Then one night
You decided it was all MY fault
At that point,
I knew I had to let you go.
It was so long
Before I was gone,
Before I had lost me.
I am leaving before it is too late.
It was great while it lasted.
You will stay in my mind,
But with only the good memories.
The bad are all gone.
So this is
16. Goodbye To You My “Friend”
We said we would be friends together until the end,
You said you would always be my best friend,
Then you stabbed me in the back,
Now we’ve lost everything we had.
I thought of you as my friend,
I treated you as my sister,
Then I come to find,
You are one big disaster.
I hid my pain from everyone,
Trying to fake everything was fine,
I guess this was a sign,
That we should break our line.
I was there for you when you needed me the most,
But when I needed your help,
You treated me like a ghost.
Now our friendship has come to an end,
I don’t think I’m ever going to mend,
But I’ll find someone to befriend,
Goodbye to you my ex-friend.
By Denise Sarion
17. My Friend
But I’ll never
When I had
First met you.
Over the years
We’ve been through thick and thin,
But I’ll never forget you,
I love you,
Held you so close to my heart.
None above you
Drawn to you from the start.
I can’t believe
I’m leaving you,
But the love I’ve found
Was oh so true.
And I hope
It will never end.
I’ll miss you,
We’re not on the
But it doesn’t mean I’ll
I’ll still help
Carry the load
The only thing
I don’t regret is you.
What we have,
Let it go.
It’s just too special,
What we had,
And I just want
To let you know
That just because
We’re parting ways
I’ll ever forget you.
When I had first
By Shaquria Mckoy
18. I Will Meet You There
We all go through life with the love of friends and family
Even though we know they will all leave us eventually
Never knowing where the future might lead you
No worries though, there is a future for them too
Because even if they’re not in front of you, they will always be in your heart
Nobody or nothing could tear a love like that apart
With that being said, my friend, you will always be with me
And when my time has come, I will meet you there, you will see
I know you are looking down on me now and then
Up in a place we like to call heaven
Make sure there is room for me when I get there
Just so that I know that you still care
I don’t know how long it will be before it is my time
So I’m letting you know with this little rhyme
That I will always be here, no matter where you are
You won’t even have to reach out to me because I will never be that far
Don’t ever fear because my love will forever send
And I will be by your side when my life comes to an end.
By Jennifer L. Timmons
19. Through The Years
You helped me laugh
You dried my tears
Because of you, I have no fears
Together we live
Together we grow
Teaching each other what we must know
You came in my life and I was blessed
I love you, friend
You are the best
Release my hand and say good-bye
Please, my friend, don’t you cry
I promise you this, it’s not the end
‘Cause like I said, you’re my friend
20. The Heart Of Friendship
The bond of friendship is everlasting
True friends never say good-bye
There is pure truth between us
That will never die
The miles between will be rough
So carry the memories with you
Because the power of friendship
Will always carry you through
Remember, never forget
To follow what’s in your heart
Because true friends
Will never be apart
We will soon see each other again
Our Lord will keep us strong till then
My heart holds you deep as friend
Praying that the Lord brings you home again
The Lord will comfort my heart
Washing away the ache with the tears that I cry
So I will say see you soon
And never good-bye
These poems are so lovely you can use them with your loved ones, and it will make them happy. If you can not see them, you can send them via their mail, or SMS. Whichever way you want to send it just make sure it gets to them!
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