My heart weighs heavy with loneliness and a touch or sadness; a void must be filled. This day the last of my two friends have left to return home. What was once shared by my companions is now mine and mine alone; the decisions, the responsibilities, the experiences. Initially I was a bit apprehensive, but in reflecting, having them here was the best way to have started the trip. The experiences we shared wouldn’t have been then same otherwise; we crammed what I was planning on doing over 4 weeks in to one! Now I have time to relax and regroup.
I was reminded of something I wrote after leaving a project; the feelings were similar. It’s a short poem I wrote November 2010 after leaving a project I had been staffed to for 6 months. Behind I was leaving a project team I had grown close to, a manager I respected, a love interest, and a staff of 100+ that I worked with daily. This is the first time I’ve ever shared it…
Goodbye for now, but not forever.
I’ll miss the tenor of your laughter,
You’ll miss the glow of my smile;
Left with nothing but fleeting memories,
And echoes within my heart.
Your hand will be felt in the next handshake,
And warmth in the next embrace.
I am who I am today because of yesterday.
I’ll be who I am tomorrow because of you.
Waiting to say “hello” again…