Friday, September 30, 2011


Yellow Bridge Road
Original photograph by J. Binford-Bell


I was so very good 
At saying goodbye
Crossing that bridge
And gone.

Always the first
To call it
Hit the road
See Ya!

Years of experience
Of packing up 
Moving on
The end.

So why can't I say it now
Good Bye
I know you left
Let go!

It's been a year since
Your departure
And still I cling 
To Memory

You crossed that bridge 
Before me
But you never let me know
You were leaving
You never said

But even worse
You never let me say it either
Mi Amigo.

Jacqui Binford-Bell
September 29, 2010


  1. harsh way, an unpredictable end :(
    enjoy gooseberry day!!

  2. This is delightful.

    enjoyed your words, sentiments, and image very much.

  3. This is a heart-wrenching bit of writing, Jacqui! Excellent write!

  4. Hello.
    So touching. It's the never having the chance to say goodbye that hurts the most.
    You penned this beautifully. Liked your image too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Unchain My Heart

  5. Dear Jacqui Binford-Bell

    Its very touching and from the title itself, you set me up to be emotional...
    Your courage to take this farewell up in words is good and I like the way you have shared yourself... and your deepest feeling in words...

    I could relate to your lines...
    "And still I cling
    To Memory

    Yes it hurts a lot and pains forever when you are denied a chance to say good bye...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At twitter @VerseEveryDay

  6. I enjoyed reading this very much. Well written :)

  7. It is hard to say it to say goodbye even though you know they have left and are gone forever. It is hard to say goodbye then it makes it so final in the end nothing left to hope for this is what I think

  8. Powerful words reach to my core ... unexpected loss is devastating ... difficult for closure, but I believe we will unite with our loved ones when we finally cross the bridge!

  9. direct and nice! my thursday jacqui..

  10. So very beautiful, straight forward but with many layers (if that makes sense). *applauds heartily*

  11. Great structure and well written.

    Here is my entry:

  12. Well-done! I enjoyed both the picture and the poem. The bridge almost looks like piano keys: I imagined him playing a farewell tune as he crossed over.

  13. It is difficult to let go when the other hasn't heard that which is left & you want to say.

    So why can't I say it now
    Good Bye
    I know you left
    Let go!

    Hmmmm, non reciprocated good -bye, Kind of like non reciprocated love, I guess.

    Nicely penned poem. Thanks

  14. moving,

    very well presented sentiments.

  15. I know I'm supposed to be commenting on your poem (which, by the way, I really enjoyed) but my eyes were drawn straight to your photo. What a brilliant image :

  16. Thank you for reminding us all to stop and think carefully before cvrossing that bridge, especially without saying "Goodbye" first. :o)

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