Never Say Goodbye

Jaibala/ July 22, 2016/ Poetry/ 12 comments

As you slip your hand into mine,

Little things that beget time

Lost little hope that’s mine

And I hear that little bell chime,

As you slip your hand into mine.


I do my best, I know I do

That smile in the mornings’ due

Forgets the fact, every things’ bleu

Your thoughts, those words, if I knew,

I do my best, I know I do


I hold you, closed, my heart is dear

If only you knew all I fear,

Someday I won’t find you near,

Someday will fall down this tear,

I hold you, closed, my heart is dear


It’s not the end, the heart still aches,

The truth not final, and still it breaks,

Afraid, broken, for my own sake

Closer still the distance makes

It’s not the end, the heart still aches.


Whatever it takes, never say goodbye.

My hope for you will never die,

I’ll hold you up, you climb high,

Fear, loss, for me they lie

Whatever it takes, never say goodbye.




About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at


  1. It’s like a plea, a heart out, a beautiful flow of emotions. Such a beautiful connect. Write more poetry, Jai!
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    1. Yes, I have been told that poetry is my thing. And now coming from you, yes I will.

  2. Very well said Jaibala. Goodbye is an easy word but tough to say!

    1. Thank You Ekta. It is so hard to let go especially when you feel it is your responsibility to keep your child safe and happy. But most f the times they need to make their own mistakes and learn their own lessons.

  3. This is the hardest bit – letting go. Even as I struggle for me time, somedays I wonder what it would be like when they’ve both gone their ways. ‘Someday I won’t find you near’ – I wonder what I’d do. Beautifully said Jaibala.
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    1. Thank You so much Tulika. It is so hard letting go. I wish somehow I didn’t have to. But now as he growing up I realise I have to let him be his own person.

  4. That makes it a hat-trick of people who have realized that this is a poem from Mom to Son.

    Maybe it’s me, but, I don’t think a mom can ever really let go completely. 🙂 She’s only afraid to put that little distance, to watch from afar without running at the first fall the child will have. Right?

    I liked this very much, J.
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    1. Well, congrats on scoring the hat-trick 🙂
      True that,it is hard and as a mom I have to keep reminding myself not to run to his rescue every single second. That is why letting go is even harder.

  5. I felt the same. A poem from a mother to her son. Frankly, l don’t understand poetry too well but the emotions jumped at me.
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    1. Thank You Rachna, that is a great compliment. It is a poem from a mother to a son. The emotions that a mother goes through when she knows she has to let go, but then she cannot protect her child anymore, if she does.

  6. I might be wrong here, and I’m going out on a limb here, but is this a poem from a mom to a son?
    If so, I can understand it. Sometimes you have to let go and keep on hoping
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    1. Absolutely spot on! A mom who knows she has to let go, but at the same time is scared of the consequences.

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