As the name suggests this poem talks about an illusionary friend…a companion who is always there but not around…a Phantasm which is as real as it gets in this virtual world we are existing in! (Loosely inspired by June month’s ES Virtual BookClub writing prompt.)
Goodbye to unconditional love, amigo! We’ve known each other since long ago. It was paper boats and planes till we were nine or ten, then as we grew… it became pencils and pens. In teenage years… came the heartaches and men, With midnight tattles about hopes and dreams every now and then. Goodbye to prom nights and dressing-up just right! By sixteen we were like twin sisters… giggling and bitching in whispers. Nothing and no one could keep us apart… certainly no fever or blisters, not distance… neither lessons and definitely no misters! Goodbye to city lights and hanging onto each other tight! When life got us to busier streets… We still made time to always meet. I still remember your soiled car seat and that senseless midnight tweet. Even when cupid struck, I had your back so you did not get cold feet. And then the miracle… the tiny baby feet, I felt a love so pure and sweet! Goodbye to my heart and soul… will I ever again feel whole? How can I… when being around for you was my only goal? But you don’t need me anymore and I am so glad you are finally out of that blackhole. I would get down on my knees to pray that your life is forever a drumroll! Goodbye to you my dearest one! You know I am here whenever you need care and fun. Your new life has just begun… always look forward and think of everything that you have outrun. Now spring and birds in the air… there is love and light everywhere… And remember… just think of me And I will be there!