A Goodbye

A Goodbye*

I say, “Goodbye,” my Logyn Bess is leaving.
Her life’s design has challenged her to roam
with Matt and Gonz to place of sun and peaches.
They seek their dreams and go to make a home.

Just light the candle when you need us near you,
and feel our arms entwine you with embrace.
Light glimmers long with candle’s gentle flaming
and stands for us bestowing constant grace.

Oh, as you wander let your heart remember,
your family’s love surrounds you with its glow.
As you embark now on your new adventure,
our spirits travel with you as you go.

I say, “Goodbye,” my Logyn Bess is leaving.
A bittersweetness coats this mother’s soul;
for all I ask in life is your contentment
and know your destiny I can’t control.

Adorn your neck with pearls and softest sliver,
And think of me, as always, on your side.
I say, “Goodbye, my Logyn Bess, you’re leaving.
You fill me full with joyfulness and pride.”

*Inspired by “Alexandra Leaving” by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson


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