When I said goodbye


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When I said goodbye

 

Unlike yourself

You were cold

When I kissed you goodbye

 

Unlike yourself

You didn’t hold me close

You didn’t even kiss me back

 

Unlike yourself

When I cried

You didn’t try to comfort me

 

Unlike yourself

You didn’t follow me with your eyes

As I was leaving… moving away

 

Unlike yourself

You didn’t ask me to join you

On this trip

 

Unlike yourself

You didn’t hold on to me

You departed alone

 

Unlike yourself

You didn’t keep your promise this time

Weyyak weyyak yellyrbeit ana weyyak

En ishna ishna sawa, wen muttana weyyak*

 

My grief… infinite

My sorrow…deep

My pain… unbearable

For the world to endure

So it crumbled before my eyes

When I said goodbye

 

 

* From a Palestinian folklore song that khaled used to sing to me, it means:

With you for ever,

We grew up together, sweetheart,

If we live we live together,

And if we die we die together

6-2-2006

 

© Copyright 2006  Nahida Izzat    – All Rights Reserved

One Response

  1. It feels really heartbreaking reading this..:'( 😥 Mau ALLAH SWT makes ease on your sadness and pain My Sis Nahida..❤❤ I love you..:'(

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