My Last Goodbye


My Last Goodbye

My Last Goodbye

A straight finger
she wipes dust from
a golden plate –  a white
gown, white gloves –

men stand tall escorting
all those whom they love

she floats past
stained glass windows,
she floats past
women in gowns, pearls,
and small veils –

in her eyes 
spider webs of silk,
a gown a dusty shade of pink.

She watches – as a line of
men turn their backs from
a golden rail. Ignoring a
golden plate, once where
rings of time were placed.

Once she talked of
power like a deck of
cards – turned one by one
as days of time spliced
a sliver of light cutting
through fog – her veil
tossed by the wind.

Her arms tightly hug him,
she reaches up, from the floor
high enough to reach his
lips –  

She glares into the light –
moonshine flickers off
a silk wedding gown,
diamonds on another
sparkle on dark walls – 

Her finger straight as
she reaches out to touch
his shoulder –
blows air onto his neck.

If only I could plunge upon him,
surrender to him – tumble
as water falls over rocks,
slowly, she understands
defeat –  her destination
now a retreat through a
brighter light where she
waves goodbye wearing
satin; she brings the
golden plate.

  1. Avatar of Dana Goodman
    Dana Goodman says

    Simply a piece of art….

  2. Avatar of Gabriel Constans
    Gabriel Constans says

    That is a beautiful poem Nancy. Great images and feeling. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Avatar of Nancy Duci Denofio
    Nancy Duci Denofio says

    I want to thank both of you – when others enjoy this type of writing it makes me so happy, I hope you can hear the words in your mind as I do. One of my favorite things I enjoy is reading the work aloud. Being the poem. I thank you again, Dana and Gabriel.

  4. Avatar of Gianni
    Gianni says

    Wow, thanks Nancy, I wish I wrote it.

  5. Avatar of Nancy Duci Denofio
    Nancy Duci Denofio says

    I think the picture that Angie and staff picked out for this was so spectacular, it showed exactly what I wanted to in a painting, drawing, photo, about the words. I certainly appreciate all your kind words, Gianni That was wonderful, and the same for Dana and Gabriel. Makes a writer feel good if they are read. Nancy <3

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    Laurean Brooks says

    Absolutely beautiful, Nancy. It brought tears to my eyes. I envy those who can write flowing, visual verse like this.

    The only poems I attempt are rhyming stanzas.

    Please call me “Laurie.” I write romance.

    Pssst! I’m new here. This is my first comment on Angie’s Diary. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone. What do I do first?

  7. Avatar of Nancy Duci Denofio
    Nancy Duci Denofio says


    How wonderful that you have taken the time to drop into Angies Diaries and read my work, this means so much to me. I left a website above that will give you more writing, probably enough for those break times. LOL Please drop in again. This is a very wonderful place to be shown. Sincerely Nancy

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    Kristine says

    Beautiful, Touching, Mystical and Magical …

  9. Avatar of Nancy Duci Denofio
    Nancy Duci Denofio says

    Kristine you hit on all the important words – Mystical and Magical – thank you so much – Nancy

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