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Writers' Club of Whittier

Bye Lines


Hi dear!

Your linen is washed clean,

Beds and dishes all done

I took today’s  mail in

And left the den light on.

Coffee is in the pot

(you always liked it hot)

Your meal’s in the oven;

Just turn the button on.

Sorry could not linger

Wrapped around your finger.

Now you mind the store!

I will be home no more!

Goodbye dear!

Author: Mary Terzian

Born and brought up in Egypt I learned English in a local high school run by Irish nuns. Along the deep faith they imparted to me one invigorating phrase remained etched in memory for a lifetime "I can and I will." It was my password through personal battles, hair-raising circumstances, or hopeless situations. Occasionally, when the going was rough the quiet pussycat in me flared up to a tigress to defend my stance. I finally realized my lifetime dream to become a full-time writer. Since authoring two books and several articles online I have reverted to my youthful enthusiasm despite advancing age. My advice to youth is borrowed from E. Roosevelt: "The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams."

3 thoughts on “Bye Lines

  1. Great title! It made me curious. The poem’s narrator is so sweet and subservient in the beginning; then those last three lines strike like a cobra.


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