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One sunny morning I went to the hills.

IT was so calm that day. Few people are walking their dogs and some like me just walking around.
When I went to the cemetery though its just me and the tombstones that has been there for the longest time.
There are lots of flowers. Some put there by the relatives, some are pretty weeds that was blown away and was planted there,
some are those plastic ones with colours faded by the sun.
And yet they looked pretty. And they are there because someone remembered someone.

I took a daisy from the ground and then I want to put it somewhere for my relatives
that I have lost whom I werent able to say goodbye to personally in my country.
There are quite a few since I left.
A lot of nights I would dream of them and I was thinking is that them reminding me to remember
or was is my guilt because I werent able to say goodbye?

Then just so I can move on I told myself its a little bit of both.
And here I am given that chance to say goodbye to them.
Given a chance to do a little ritual of my own to kiss them goodnight.

I closed my eyes and thought of them and their names and remembered their faces.
And then when I opened my eyes it just felt better.


How Do You Say Goodbye To People

How do say goodbye to People
Whom you will never see again.

How do you remember the touch that they gave you
When it was given too long ago.

How do you kiss them goodnight
When you lost your chance for not being there.

How do you cry for lost souls
When your soul was robbed off of you.

How do you tell someone that you love them
When the distance wont just let you.

How do end a rhyme
When the only thing that you really want is to start.

How do your say goodbye to People
When what you really want so say is Hello its nice to be back.


Feeling a bit emotional I hope you guys dont mind =)
And emotional is my word of the week.

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( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 30th, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh very relevant for me at the moment :( Thanks for sharing on #sharewithme - do join in again
Carol Cameleon
Jun. 30th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
A lovely little poem and lovely photos too Merlinda. #sharewithme
Jul. 1st, 2016 10:32 am (UTC)
Such a lovely poem :( I feel melancholy whenever I visit the cemetery. I DO have a lot of my family there (nearly all of them, grandad, grandma, nan, dad, mum and my little brother) but they've all been gone for a long while now. xx
Jul. 1st, 2016 12:17 pm (UTC)
Lovely poem and photos. #WoTW
Jul. 1st, 2016 12:37 pm (UTC)
Lovely poem, I can feel your emotion. It is so hard letting people go, and it must feel more so when you can't be there for more formal goodbyes. Sending hugs x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Jul. 1st, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC)
Have a fabulous Feline Friday. :)
Kim Carberry
Jul. 1st, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
Beautiful words and photos. Sending you the biggest of hugs! xxx
Natasha Hill
Jul. 1st, 2016 08:41 pm (UTC)
These photos are stunning and your writing is beautiful! Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post too. - Tasha
Jul. 1st, 2016 10:48 pm (UTC)
I understand your sentiments in the cemetery. And what a beautiful cemetery it is. Such a beautiful position with views over the town. Which town is it, if you don't mind me asking that is.
Jul. 1st, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC)
I can't work this comment form properly.
I understand how you are feeling in such a beautiful cemetery. This looks like such a pretty place and although I don't often visit cemeteries I would enjoy walking in this one. I've never commented on a form like this before. My first comment went down as Anonymous when I tried again to do it with my blog address it said I had cancelled my I.D. so now I can't comment via an email address.
Jul. 2nd, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
It is hard to emigrate. Family and friends left behind are always on my mind. However, it is remarkable that you can still stay in touch with the technology that is available these days.
Clairejustine oxox (Clairejustineoxox)
Jul. 2nd, 2016 01:24 pm (UTC)
Lovely poem. I can't imagine having to say goodbye :(

Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..
Jul. 2nd, 2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
Lovely words and there is something calming walkong around cemetries X #wotw
Jul. 2nd, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
It must be so hard for you Merlinda, so hard. Your photos are beautiful as always and that poem is full of such great words. Thinking of you x #PoCoLo
Jul. 3rd, 2016 01:41 am (UTC)
Interesting write up and I really enjoyed your photos...
Ruth Rieckehoff
Jul. 3rd, 2016 04:36 am (UTC)
Fabulous location fora cemetery. There is a military one with gorgeous views of the coast in San Diego. Hope you emotions turns into something beautiful soon.
Debbie Roberts
Jul. 5th, 2016 09:02 am (UTC)
Hi Merlinda, beautiful photos as ever. I particularly like the photos of the 'castle' and the cemetery.

It is hard when you can't say goodbye to loved ones properly. There are people that I've been unable to give a proper sending off to, but they are never far from my thoughts.

I hope that this week is a less emotional week for you and all week long you have nothing but happy thoughts.

Jul. 10th, 2016 08:55 pm (UTC)
fantastic photos Merlinda and a really touching poem. It's hard to say goodbye to people and only tougher if you've been a distance away before they go. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo and sorry it's taken me a while to get here x
Morgan Prince
Jul. 11th, 2016 04:45 pm (UTC)
A great poem hun, I think it's great that you can express your feelings by writing. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo
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