Saying Goodbye

Don't worry, this isn't going to be my last blog post or anything... but last month, August 18, 2015, a big change happened to our family: my big brother, my ONLY big brother, Andrew, left us to finish seminary at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin.
We're all going to miss him, and it's going to be so different to have a sibling gone for that long. I've never had any of my family leave for more than a couple months at a time, and Andrew is going to be gone until Christmas, then until Summer, and so on until he finishes.
Long story short, I wrote a poem. Actually, I warned some of my friends at church that I might do this because I'm kind of funny this way: my emotions tend to come out in poetry form. So whenever I feel sad, serious, or simply remembering something that is important to me, I express in in a poem.
I made this poem vague enough so it could be applied to anyone who has someone they love leave, but personal to me as well.
Without further ado, I give you:

When Someone You Love Goes Away:
 
When someone you love goes away,
It's so very hard to say
"Goodbye for now."
And keep from crying somehow,
When someone you love goes away.
 
When someone you love goes away,
To others you might seem ok.
But really inside,
You're wanting to hide,
When someone you love goes away.
 
When someone you love goes away,
You know that you'll see them someday.
But while you wait,
It seems so late,
When someone you love goes away.
 
When someone you love goes away,
From August through April and May,
The question is when
You'll see them again,
When someone you love goes away.
 
 
And these were my feelings on the matter. I love my big bro, and I already miss the special times we had together, but he will be back. I look forward to that time!
 
Love you Andrew, my one and only big brother!! <3 I'll be praying for you while you're away.
 
God bless.

Comments

  1. I loved the poem, Rebekah! All your poems are so beautiful; you have a way with the rhyming words that makes you be able to actually "feel" them. I can't imagine having a sibling gone for that long. . .it's be very different without them around!

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    1. Thanks Jesseca! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thankfully, you're the oldest in your family, so you'll probably end up being the first one to leave the house. :)

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  2. Great poem! And I know the feeling. Our house was strange when my one and only brother left for ALERT basic training. It was first time he'd been gone for so long. And then he returned to ALERT and was gone even longer. It was a tough adjustment. But he did come back. :) And is now married with 6 kids and they live about 10 minutes away. :)

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    1. I bet it's so fun having all those nieces/nephews so close! I have four cousins living within a mile and they come over very often to play with my younger siblings. The oldest cousin is 10, so they feel more like nieces and nephews to me... :)
      Thank you for the comment and for liking my poem. ;)

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  3. Awww. That's sweet. Thanks Rebekah!

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    1. You're very welcome. We've kept you in our prayers big bro. :)

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