He was the man of her dreams.
She knew they would never part.
And their feelings would never change.
She loved him with all of her heart.
Their courtship was lovely
He treated her like a queen.
There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her.
She knew he would never be mean.
Their wedding was perfect
The honeymoon sublime
Things would never go wrong for them
That would defy reason or rhyme.
But, first came job hassles,
Then moving, school and kids.
This hectic pace of their lives
Was spinning their heads.
She was wrapped up in housework,
Cooking,and kids – no time to shirk.
Juggling the responsibilities of home,
And then, those at work.
He had his own pressures
He felt no one understood
How hard it was to be that man
That his father said he never could
He took no time to consider
Never stopped to reflect
There are worse things than being “mean”
Like the simple act of neglect.
The years flew by
and things got no simpler
Kids grew up and moved away
The house was now silent, not even a whimper.
Career path still called
And years kept slipping by
He never noticed until she was gone.
He never got to say “good bye”.
This post was brought ot you by Mama Kat’s Writer’s workshop. I chose prompt 5.) What’s so good about it? Write an interesting poem or piece of writing where the last two words of the writing are ‘good-bye’. (inspired by writingfix.com)