35 comments on “Goodbye To Goodbye

  1. Amazing thought Ben. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do!

  2. I never understood the concept of goodbyes. I mean why is there a good attached to the “bye.” I love the way you have written this! Each sentence deeply resonates with me. ✨

    • bejamin4 says:

      So true. It should be bad-bye really. Or Just bye, which we have shortened it too often. I supposed it’s good-bye as in have a good day. But it seems rather wrong on some level to say it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I do think there is a way to have a good goodbye. But then again that too becomes sad.

  3. There’s a hello in every after goodbye πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

  4. There is a finality in goodbye… i don’t like it either. Bye, though, can be dealt with. Isn’t it? There’s an inherent promise of meeting again in it. Good piece…:))

  5. wardah says:

    Another amazingly written poem! I prefer “See you later” over goodbye for this reason. The second stanza is awesome too. Love it!

  6. Katy Claire says:

    Lovely piece, Benjamin. I too am not a fan of goodbyes. I hope you find peace in yours πŸ’™

  7. Lia says:

    Very relatable. Always love (and crave, if truth be told 😬) to see your poetry. Sometimes I feel we’re on the same wavelength. You express these feelings so well and succinctly. I love the French goodbyes: “au revoir” (“to the re-seeing”) and “adieu” (“to god”) (if they’re broken down literally/etymologically). Also Vulcan. That works for me as well. πŸ––

    • bejamin4 says:

      Those do seem much more lovely, especially the way you broke it down. I have a great appreciate for other languages; it’s interesting to see all the different ways you can say goodbye throughout history. Thanks for sharing the wavelength for a bit. Stay safe!

      • Lia says:

        Thank you. Am aiming to. :)) And likewise. Enjoy the journey; ponder the origins of the Or that glitters along the way.

  8. Brandi S. says:

    I hate goodbyes, too. Maybe that’s why I try to convince myself that it will be the beginning of a new hello. It hurts less, I suppose. Love the emotions you put in this. Hopefully that goodbye is not a permanent goodbye and maybe a “Until we meet again” kind of situation. πŸ™‚

    • bejamin4 says:

      It’s a good way of seeing things. An ending always does lead to a new beginning, in fact. “Until’ we meet again’ kind of situation.” If the universe wills it, I hope it comes true. I like your perspective on this.

  9. I have this belief that goodbye can mean change or a new journey. Whether it’s a sad or good goodbye, it’s welcoming new chapter in our lives.

  10. Hasan Adan says:

    So true and I often find myself using words such as ”Take care” or ”See yeah” or ”Peace” rather than ”Goodbye” its like you said it can imply a parting or an end.

    • bejamin4 says:

      I see exactly what you mean. I think you showed there are many, many ways to say goodbye and perhaps goodbye is the worse of them in the end. It would be interesting if somebody wrote the history of hello and goodbye, and perhaps it’s already been done. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. “Peace” is good; “take care” as well.

  11. This is good! πŸ’•πŸ‘ Byeee

  12. bejamin4 says:

    Haha. Thanks! Bye, but see you soon.

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