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IS THIS GOOD-BYE?  ( YES/NO?)


You can't
stop lightning when it hits
a tree

You can't
stop progress
You can't
stop
me

You can't
stop a bird
when it wants
to fly

And
this is
good-bye

I watched a hummingbird today
as it hovered in the
air
Testing all the flowers out
seemed it
didn't care

She was going to taste
them all
just like that

Lured in by the scent
of each
then leaving them
flat

You can't
stop the wind
when it wants to
blow

You can't
ask a dog to sit
when he wants to
go

You can't
ask the rain  
not to fall
or the sky not
to be
blue

You can't
ask an old boy
to learn a new trick
or two

You can't
stop the
locomotive
from being
a train

You can't
stop me
from leaving in
the rain

You can't
keep me here
with one last good
cry

This is
good-bye

I saw a city bus
as it hurried
down
the
street

Inside were
lots of people
with
places to go
people
to
meet

Their worlds
moved on like
revolving
doors

Staying here
today but
not for
tomorrow
not gonna
see you
no more

You can't
stop lightning
when it
hits
a tree

You can't
stop
a new day
from coming,
you can't
stop
me

You can't
stop a
bird
when its
her turn
to fly

And this is
this is
good-bye


other possible verses:

You can't
stop the world
as its spins
round n round

You can't  
keep a
woman
from
going
into
town

You can't
stop a
salesman
from making a final
pitch

And you can't
lead a horse
home that wanders
off from
his hitch

The sun's
gonna rise
the sun's gonna
fall

There'll always
be someone
lingering
way past
the last call

I haven't lost
my timing
and
its my time
to quit

You can't stop
me
You can say
this is
good-bye

This is
what we've
come to

That's the bitter
truth
of it.



COPYRIGHT MARCH 12, 2014
ALL RIGHTS AND IDEAS AND STORIES ARE RESERVED/OWNED BY THIS AUTHOR
MELISSA A HOWELLS
MELOO STRAIGHT FROM HER TILT-A-WORLD







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