NaPoWriMo – 2013 – Day 6 – ‘Valediction To A Passing Love’


Day 6 of the National Poetry Writing Month challenge involves a prompt to write a valediction — to anyone or anything. I guess some people might think I should take this particular subject more seriously, but, for some reason, these challenges just seem to bring out the whimsy in me, so …..

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Valediction to a Passing Love 

I have not loved you well,
Nor have I loved you long.
So it is with no strong regret
I sing this parting song.

Your passage through my life
Has barely touched my soul,
So mourning will not weigh me down.
In fact, I feel quite whole.

Adieu, my love, adieu.
I bid you fond goodbye.
But at your grave, for memory’s sake,
A few tears I will cry.


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2 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo – 2013 – Day 6 – ‘Valediction To A Passing Love’

    1. Yes, there seem to be so many people now days who have only a superficial relationship with the person they’re supposed to “love.” That fact sort of set the tone for the poem. I just couldn’t seem to get into anything deep with this one.

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