This week, the 100 word challenge was …parting is such sweet sorrow…
Thinking about the time of year, y11 and Y13 students going off into the world it seemed appropriate
and parting is such sweet sorrow
how could we stay after all that had gone before
and how could we go knowing all that was still to happen.
but part we must
the sorry moment was helping no one.
too many tears, too many fond goodbyes
knowing, deep down, that we were making promises
which could only be broken.
‘keep in touch’, ‘see you soon’
‘best friends for always’, ‘be there for you’.
once we’d gone our separate ways
all that remained was a year book, a shirt with messages on
a phone number.
and at Christmas we’d pass on the street like near strangers