Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Thursday Think Tank # 81 - Goodbyes


Goodbye is an interesting word and concept. The word is so simple but means so much. It can bring relief and pain all in one breath. We say it to loved ones everyday knowing they will come back to us. Sometimes way say it knowing its forever. When you sit and think of the word goodbye what comes to mind? Do you imagine a youthful love that came to end? Maybe you think on a hard loss that endures in your memories.

Goodbye is not always the end it can signify new beginnings and adventures, a new chapter in life. When did you last say the word good bye? Was it this morning on your way out the door to work, maybe as you quickly got off the phone with a friend?

Take the next few moments to think on the word goodbye. Take whatever comes to mind and share it with us.

We look forward to reading all about your best and worst goodbyes.


If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to poetsunited@ymail.com . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.


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32 comments:

  1. Hello to you all, I have for sure goodbye that were bad and wonderful. I have given this prompt goodbye form by haiku on my weblog about Basho. Goodbye's are in that case farewell's and deoarting as synonyms for goodbye. Love to read your remarks on this contribution.

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  2. Not a new post but this is how I feel about the important goodbyes which are never really goodbyes but see you again soons!

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  3. No time for a new one today, but this poem reflects on one of the saddest goodbyes of my life.

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  4. Goodbye's is universal, goodbye is personal, imagine that.

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  5. It's a toss-up whether I've written more poems about good-byes (in one form or another) or insanity ... here's one of the former - "Dearest Dark Angel" can be found on IN MY NEXT LIFE at this url http://nsaynne.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/dearest-dark-angel/

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  6. My haiku is about Rick Perry's goodbye to the presidential campaign: Political Haiku Quartet

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  7. I wanted to take a closer look at the word itself.

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  8. no long goodbyes, it is what it is. good haiku.

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  9. as wild magnolia said...universal, yet personal, so personal...

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  10. My Poem is the most recent post on my page... "From the Heart of a Soldier's Wife". Wrote it a while ago, but it applies to this prompt.

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  11. Some good-byes are different than others....

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  12. not sure I'm in the right spirit of the thing.. but there it is.

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  13. Looking forward to new poems. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Hi everyone, such awesome submissions here! I hope you enjoy, "Tears Raining on the Waves" ...

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  15. Beautiful topic to write on from various dimensions. :) Greetings to all.

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  16. I immediately thought of this one, written quite a while back. It is the ultimate goodbye piece...

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  17. Please add me to the Poets United members' list. I am pleased to be a participant here.

    Thank you!

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  18. To me, the hardest thing I can ever do, is say goodbye to love. So difficult to let go.

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  19. My poem is different! This prompt could of gone so many ways~
    I enjoyed trying to express this thought! Thank you~
    My poem is at the end of more poems(playing catch up)

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  20. Does anyone else have trouble posting to Mr. Linky here? I posted my link yesterday and just found it didn't take. I have this problem every time. :(

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  21. A poem about saying goodbye
    http://raysharp.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/survivors/

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  22. i am really not a fan of goodbyes. i'd much rather say "i love you. talk to you soon." {smile} but i am more than willing to say goodbye to some times from the past.

    it may take me through the weekend, but i'll visit as many links as i can ~ i look forward to seeing the responses. this was a very evocative prompt!

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  23. I wrote this after a sad goodbye last year.

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  24. i guess i went slightly the opposite direction with this prompt ;) Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Thank you for a lovely prompt.

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  25. Wonderful prompt...my Goodbye poem is at Imagine and is about my father... whenever you see that great seascape...photo on my blog (it was stock and I must find the photographer to credit... the poem will be about my father). At any rate - again great prompt and .... Goodbye :)

    OH NO just noticed that I am trapped again in an over-excited black triangle... HELP!

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  26. Mine is up. Haven't read any others yet. Like this prompt.

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