CURTAIN CALL

How do you say goodbye
to everyone you love,
your family and friends
who you hold high above.

How do you say goodbye
to the one in your heart;
your soul mate, from who
none could tear you apart.

Your night and your day
and in every sweet way,
no words could express
what you're needing to say.

How do you say goodbye
to the child in your hand
who you've loved and nurtured
and played with in the sand.

Just what do you say to
those questioning eyes,
for they'll never understand
all your tearful goodbyes.

How could you sigh
and just simply let go
of all that you love
and all that you know.

Heartbreak and fear
as you bid them goodbye,
their tear stained faces
framing sorrowful eyes.

How on earth do we cope
with that harshest reality,
that everything must end
with such certain finality.

How do you say goodbye
to everything you know,
and how will you feel
at the end of the show?

Treasured words
and rapturous applause
but the curtain closes
without an encore.

Grief and sorrow,
frustration and rage,
the final curtain call
on a desolate stage.




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Written by Darren Scanlon, April 2014.
Revised 17th May 2015.
©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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