Final Goodbye, poetry by Shalini Samuel at Spillwords.com
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Final Goodbye

Final Goodbye

written by: Shalini Samuel

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The clock ticked faster to end the last day
The well-lit room looked somber and dusty
Solemn goodbyes brought tears to my cheeks
Why should I have to leave this place?
Every limb ached, and I could walk no more
I felt like a used, broken can in a garbage bin
The sighs grew louder and reached the trees.
A featherless crow from the east window laughed.
I turned my gloomy eyes to the chatter of the crow
I saw a happy kid in her hopping from branch to branch
Building her eternal nest, maybe? She wasn’t counting her age
She wasn’t allowing anyone to proclaim her retirement
Back home, I knew I would be alive and active forever.

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel

Shalini Samuel from Cape Comorin, India is a bilingual poet who is fond of nature and spirituality. She pens poems in English and Tamil. Her poems are often seen in online and print anthologies and magazines. She is the author of three poetry collections: "Singing Soul", "The PAinted Life", "Drizzle". She is fond of writing, reading, cooking, and gardening. She is a lover of nature, philosophy, and spirituality.
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