Saying Farewell

When they said farewell
Their eyes were dry.
Silently they fought the tears
They’d promised not to cry.

With a strong embrace,
And a wave of her hand,
She walked out of his world
Exiled to a foreign land.

Part of him goes with her
As part of her stays here
Despite the pain of separation
He knows she’ll always be near

They all say she changed him
And sometimes he’ll agree
But he knows what they do not
For they look but cannot see

She didn’t really change him
Despite their ignorant theory
She just forcibly reminded him
Of who he was supposed to be.

January 1996