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It is Time to Say Goodbye

It is time to say goodbye
These years had their moments
Good and bad
Happy and sad
Joyful and depressing
With laughter and tears
Conversational and silent
You said you knew me
You understood me
You loved me
But
In the end
That is not how it was
Maybe
Maybe it
Maybe it was
Maybe it was true
Maybe it was real
Maybe it was
Maybe it
Maybe
Yet
Something tells me that
It was an illusion
A dream that we experienced
And lived in
Swimming in the sea of dreams
When I was underwater
A few years ago
I noticed something blurry above me
I could not see what it was
But it brought about a longing
Within me
To discover what lies just beyond the surface
So I slowly and blearily started floating
Up
And you were still suspended above the sea bed
Dreaming
I began to hear strange muffled sounds
And my desire to find out what
This mysterious shape above me was
Suddenly
I felt something grab me and pull me upward
I broke the surface of the sea
And gasped as air filled my lungs
Breathing in a completely new world
That I used to know but had forgotten
I delight in this new way of seeing
For it is what is real
What I can touch
Not something I simply imagine
Now I look back down into the waters
And see you still lying below
Eyes closed to the sun
I know now that you are still asleep
And you have always been
Even when we met
I have always been with you
But it is not my responsibility to wake you up
Now I live in the sunlight
With fresh cool air upon my face
That I can breathe
In the arms of my beloved
That I can feel
With every fiber of my being
I wish you well
Despite all
It is time to say goodbye.
©JLThomas1122010

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