There are people who cannot say good-bye
They are born this way ,this is how they die .
They are the keepers of promises ; what moves them does not wear out .
Their loyalty will tear apart your clocks .
These are the people who can hear the music in songs.
They are the Vow carriers .
The grandmothers who always leave the porchlight on .
No one is lost to the one who sees .
These are the women widowed by men they never married .
These are the girls who wait even when you don’t come .
These are the mothers of orphans.
They can turn a fake into an original .
They will hear the prayer in your self-contempt.
As distance is measured . people do not end .
It is one of those stories that cannot be written down except across a lifetime of open doors .
There is a holding on beyond the letting go .
There is a reunion in everybody’s chest .
This is how we come to make a family from strangers .
This is how we light candles .
These are people who will remember you when you meet them.
These are the people you can always call at night .
They are humans turned angels by your asking .
With each separation they go to seed again.
These are the men who carried you on their shoulders.
This is the one you are lonely for , the one who begins and ends your hunger .
This is the man who said “Always”
There is something that does not wear out ,
It is the third part of any two people who join ,It opens and closes.
There are people who are alone who are not apart .
This is why we listen to the madman when he speaks .
People change but they do not stop .
This is how we learn “Forever”
There are people you can count on .
They are the keepers of promises .
They are candles lit from each other.
They can teach us eternity
We can get what we can give ..this is the instruction
There are people who do not say goodbye
As distance is measured
You are one of them …
~Merrit Malloy, The People Who Didn’t Say Goodbye ~
Artist Credit : R Leech
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