YOU HAD ME AT GOODBYE - A POEM COLLECTION (Alan Berger) 978-1-990822-08-7
Alan Berger always says: "The best decisions in life that you make are the ones where you have no choice," and this collection of poems reflects exactly that. A lifetime experience in verses, these poems will make you think, laugh, or cry. They evoke love lost and found, everyday life, morose memories, or reveal the light and darkness of the human soul.
The quintessence of these poems lies in the verses below:
YOU HAD ME AT GOODBYE
All the things you left behind.
Your toothbrush, your pillow, where you would rest your restless mind.
The book you wrote and read out loud.
The way you couldn’t blend in with the crowd.
A dog and cat that still wait by the door.
Your last pair of socks still laying on the floor.
I remember you saying that when you were just thirteen,
You knew you would walk always with a melancholy sheen.
Some call it shadows that disappear in the fog,
Sir Winston Churchill called it his “Black Dog”.
I am more than deadly serious,
We almost had a near life experience.
I’ll still feel the same rain and breeze,
But my head on your shoulder gave me my peace.
All the wars we could have done
All the memories we could have won
They say time heals,
They said it was all just a dream,
I still don’t know the what or why,
You had me at goodbye.
~ Scarlet Leaf Review Editor in Chief, Roxana Nastase