Monday 12 September 2011

When A Friend Bids Goodbye

© by Kathrine Yee Baraquia

My dear friend,
close your eyes...
hold my hand,
and hear me whisper...

For the times I was lost,
you were there to look for me.
Will you believe me when I say I love you more than you'll ever know.
Will you trust me when I say ...
this time you have to let me go.

My dear friend, I must leave.
The world no longer needs me.
It's my time to be gone, until we meet again someday.
Don't you cry now, I know I'll be okay.
Trust that I'll never forget you.
Don't be sad now, just close your eyes until it's through.
Hold my hand, don't open your eyes yet...
wait when I no longer whisper..

My dear friend, you'll be fine.
I'll be up there watching over you.
For the times I'll be gone, don't ever forget
the words I whispered to you.

God calls on my name... 
and I have to let go of your hand now...
Please don't cry... and smile for me.. 
because I'm with the one who made us friends.

Remember, I'll always love you.
so come, wave me goodbye...
It'll be painful but we have to...
Hug me, hug me tight, feel the words I can no longer say.

My dear friend, I'm going to miss you.
just pray because I'll always listen.
and one day, when it's your time,
I'll be there for you...
Just like the way I used to.
...I love you..

Source: When A Friend Bids Goodbye, Death of a Friend Poem and 9 Stories 
Family Friend Poems 


  1. Pak HH,

    Don't you give me this tear jerking poem, right now I'm not wanting no farewell from you. You're not over, I'm not over, we're not done yet with this Melayu Bolehland, so stay on course until it's over and it's not over until it's over.