Taking My Leave

by  Walter A Adams

Finish up the tale you’re telling

For I’m halfway down the shore

Every story has an ending

Then it’s time to tell no more

I can see them waiting for me

Over on the other side

Finish up the tale you’re telling

And kindly let me by.

Give me what gifts you’re giving

For my foot is in the boat

The waters clear and calming

And I long to take the oars

There are few things you can give me

That I won’t leave behind

So give me the gifts you’re giving

And I will give you mine.

Find a place deep in your memory

Where you can keep my name

For I’m almost ‘cross the river

And I won’t be back again

One look back from that distant shore

And one last joyous wave

For I know that all the tears I have cried

The river will carry away


Posted on March 7, 2012, in Rymes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Walter, your poem ‘Taking My Leave’ touched my heart deeply.
    I don’t know of only one descriptive word that would fit to describe it. I’ll always cherish it. Thank you for taking time and
    thought to write it when the inspiration came.


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