Good to Say Goodbye

In Memoriam: Jessie Foster (Gran)

It’s good to say goodbye –
When you know that it’s not forever
When you believe that the journey is just begun
When the farewell is full of love

It’s good to say goodbye –
When the way behind is a long, proud trail
When the path has become, of late, too steep
When the way ahead is lighter

It’s good to say goodbye –
When the parting brings relief
When companions are ready to go their own way
When now is the right time

It’s good to say goodbye –
When death seeds new life
When exit from one world is entry to another
When sorrow mingles with a smile

Wayne Visser © 2017


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.