goodbye love farewell

Dress Warm

It’s cold outside, as well as in here.
So cold—so cold that I fear
it will set into my bones, never to let go,
never to release me, never to let me know
of the warmth inside—the warmth you provide
for me when you say that you love me.

It’s cold outside, as well as in here.
So cold—so cold—I wish you were near
me again so that I’m not alone
sitting by myself in what used to be our home
in the days when you said
that you loved me.

It’s cold outside, as well as in here.
So cold—so cold that if I shed a tear
it would freeze on my cheek as if a crystal
teardrop frozen in time as the fierce wind does whistle
through my ears
and my mind.

It’s cold outside, as well as in here.
So cold—so cold that with each passing year
I realize you’re gone, you did part
from my life, but never from my heart
where you’ll stay forever, but dress warm my dear
for it’s cold outside as well as in here.

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Dear John...

Dear John,
I don’t know exactly where to begin…
Dear John,
I fear our time is at an end…
Dear John,
There’s so much I need to say to you…
Dear John,
I know now exactly what to do…

Dear John,
My love for you has never once wavered…
Dear John,
I’m going to need a difficult favor…
Dear John,
I think there’s something that you need to know…
Dear John,
The time has come for you to let me go…

Dear John,
This is the most difficult letter to write…
Dear John,
I’m going to miss you morning, noon and night…
Dear John,
The possibilities for the two of us were endless…
Dear John,
I don’t know if I’m going to be able to send this…

Dear John,
My heart has been broken too much to heal…
Dear John,
I wish you could have understood what I feel…
Dear John,
We’ve given it our very best try.
Dear John,


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How do I learn to say goodbye?
Learn to let you go? Learn not to cry?
Is it possible to smile without you in my life?
Can there be joy when I won’t be your wife?
I found my other half, my missing piece, my soul mate.
But sadly it took too long, we missed our chance, we’re too damn late.

I loved before – or thought I did – just to be thrown away.
You gave your heart only to find yourself used at the end of the day.
I poured out faith and was subjected to abuse in return.
You lowered defenses in complete trust but found it hadn’t been earned.
I lost myself, my spirit was crushed, I didn’t know how to begin.
You felt alone, completely abandoned, built a wall to avoid hurt again.

Then I found you, you found me, a new bond began to form.
We both were cautious – overly so – fearing the link would be torn.
My heart began to open again. A seed began to bud.
The flower grew, started to bloom the fragrant blossom of love.
You felt a pull, were drawn to me, found your spirits weren’t so low.
But not enough to move you from the defensive stance you know.

I’ve tried to be patient, kind to a fault, waiting for you to see
that the kind of love you’ve waited for was waiting for you with me.
You ignited the spark I’d thought long gone, an ember began to glow.
The flames need just the smallest encouragement to flare, leap and grow.
But the tender care that ember needs, you don’t seem to want to give
and I’m not sure if this limbo is a state in which I can live.

I love you deeply, with all my heart, and welcome that love’s embrace.
But you can’t get out of your own way to even look upon my face.
For if you did, I know for once exactly what you’d see—
that for the first time in so many years, someone brought joy to me.
My dedication is unquestioned, my motives couldn’t be more pure.
But you seem to be ready to walk away and that wounds me to my core.

I know inside I deserve devotion and love to come my way.
The voice of doubt inside my head is telling me no matter how I pray
I may not get those things from you, regardless of how I feel.
That thought makes my soul grow dark. I cannot believe that’s real.
Not just because of what it means for me, but because of what it means for you.
I don’t understand how you can walk away from one whose love is true.

Can someone help me to comprehend the thoughts inside your head?
Is it that you’ve been tormented so much that your ability to feel is dead?
How can you not want someone who would put you first in her heart?
Why would you choose to stand all alone? Why would you stand apart
from someone who wants nothing but to care for you, to be here forevermore?
And all you’re asked for in return is to lay down your weapons of war.

I don’t have the answers, that much is clear, and no one can give them to me.
And as much as it is going to break my heart, I soon will let you go free.
Not because my love has changed, diminished, faded, or is gone.
But because I cannot stay like this – my soul is not that strong.
There’s only so much uncertainty that I can continue to take.
There’s a limit to how much time I can give while you leave me here to wait.

So I’m trying to find the way to let you go from my life.
I’m searching for the method that will cause the least amount of strife.
I want to have no argument, no fights, no tears, no pain.
Yet I know my efforts to let you go will be somewhat in vain.
For even if today is the last day I see your face or hear your voice,
A part of my heart will forever be yours. In that I have no choice.

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The light that guides my soul is now fading.
As I kneel by your side, and rest my hand
I long for an ever lasting pulse.
The dark days of my past become void,
as the future is escaping my grasp.
Never have I prayed but my hands are locked.
Intertwined with the tears from my broken eyes.
Lonliness seems inevitable,
as forever has no mercy.
It's hard to say goodbye when you're heart has been so dependant on the one person who has forever let you in, and truly cared for your soul.
But every life leaves.
And with one last farewell, I need now to care for your spirit,
As well as you cared for my heart.

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