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Goodnight, Goodbye

08.01.17 Posted in today's words by

Darryl Willis’ most recent poem to appear here was “Anna’s Children” (June 2017)

Goodnight, Goodbye
By Darryl Willis

For Brittany

Goodnight Moon was the story I read
you as you fell asleep in my arms.
I couldn’t bear to let you go
even to tuck you in. I know
too soon the moon would fall and
the sun would rise and you’d be gone,
all grown up with places to go.

2 Responses to “Goodnight, Goodbye”

  1. Bobbie Troy says:

    Touching and poignant is just a few lines. Good job.

  2. This tugs at my heart. All too true.

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