Goodbye
I had to lay off  nine of my office staff in the past two weeks
People who have worked side by side with me for the past four years
These employees were not "just" employees, all were young, energetic
They each held a special place in my heart, like your children
As each one came by for their final pay check the emotions filled the air
They each told me how much they loved, and "appreciated me" for all I have done for them
I cried as each one left, some were just going home, some leaving town for good
I sent a small piece of my heart, my life and my love with every one of them
Little did they know that "I was the one who was grateful "
They had no idea of the many, many day's of pleasure they gave me 
I thank them for allowing me to be a part of their lives, they were surely a big part of mine 

As Christmas grows ever near I find myself with a feeling that something is missing
I just can't get the Christmas spirit, I can't shake this sadness that I feel inside
I try to shop, but I feel almost detached, rather lost
I hear the Christmas Carols and feel the tears fill my eyes
I want to be happy, involved, in the spirit, but it's not there
Alone in my office I come across an old photo of times past, a silly moment
Times I thought would never end, then I realize why I am so sad
I will always miss my staff, my "adopted" children, my friends
They say nothing last's forever, I truly wish it could 
That I would go to work on Monday, see their faces, and  as usual, find something to complain about

Comments:
 
StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 12/20/2008 10:49:01 PM
This shows that you have a heart and feelings for these people were more than just co-workers to you . You saw them as more. They will forever be in your heart. Best wishes to them and to you.

penname   penname wrote
on 12/20/2008 5:48:01 PM
like passing ships. people come in life for a season and then the season is gone. i really like this. i can relate. i've been on that "letting people go" side often. I've worked in HR for 15 years and i have seen and felt much... ethically, personally... sadness and joy!

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It's funny how we get attached to perfect strangers. Never knowing the impact they have made on our lives until they are gone.
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