for Raoul and my dearests: J, C, V, & G
It’s Not A Good Time for You to Go
By Jane Tawel
May 10, 2020
It’s not a good time for you to go.
I think you’d better wait.
Let’s take this passing nice and slow,
I’m not really ready to call you “late”.
I know I bug you—well, you bug me.
But in this moment, let’s both agree
that under the bridge, our woes can flow,
And it’s not the right time for you to go.
We rumbled up and rambled round,
We’ve talked both silly and profound.
I’ve whinged, you’ve whined;
We’ve dashed, we’ve dined.
We’ve made it through the ups and downs,
The smiles, the frowns,
The highs, the lows,
The winds wherever they may blow,
And after all that, I’d think you’d know,
That now’s not a great time for you to go.
There’s lots of stuff we still should do.
Some of the same, but some will be new.
We still have dreams we must explore,
And purpose and joy to keep looking for.
So, don’t think you can bid me adieu,
I don’t want a future that doesn’t have you.
I’m sorry I didn’t always listen or show,
How much you’ve helped me learn and grow.
The bottom line is– I love you so.
So please stay with me. You have to know–
That it’s not a good time for you to go.
(c) Jane Tawel