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Leaving Verses Poems Quotes

but, first...

I've been writing verses
For 60 years...phew!
And d'yer know why I did it?
T'was especially for you

Jon Bratton

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes
To say goodbye
Isn't a pain 
Unless you're never going...!
(Tee hee)

Jon Bratton 2004


Here's me trying again

To say goodbye
Isn't a pain 
Unless you're never going
To say hello again

Jon Bratton 2004


A goodbye isn't painful unless you're never going to say hello again.


Missing someone gets easier every day because even though it's one day further from the last time you saw each other, it's one day closer to the next time you will.


Excuse me, then! you know my heart;
But dearest friends, alas! must part.
John Gay


A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel,
so nothing can harm you.
Irish Blessing


May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Irish Blessing

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. 
Ivy Baker Priest

* Leaving Verses Poems Quotes *

The web page brings you some of my messages and snappy one liners, and some quotes, sayings by others, about saying farewell, goodbye, cheerio, tara, Auf Wiedersehen, au revoir, arrivederci to family and friends, work colleagues, co-workers, teachers, parsons, school friends which can be used in a leaving card or speech

Some pronounce again as agein as I did but some pronounce again asagen so...

A goodbye isn't painful
Unless you say it when
You know you're never going
To say hello again

Jon Bratton 2004


In the USA this rhymes fine

Wherever you may go
Wherever you may have been
Saying goodbye is fine
If you say hello again

Jon Bratton 2004


Or you could avoid the difficulty like so

To say goodbye
Isn't a chore 
Unless you're never going
To say hello once more


It takes a minute to say hello
Why? I wonder why
When it's seems to take forever
When you have to say Goodbye? 

Jon Bratton 2004

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes

Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes aren't final, when
You only mean we'll miss you
Until we meet again

Jon Bratton 2004

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes

This goodbye will only seem
Like an eternal pain
If I fail to merely miss you
Until we meet again
As we assuredly will
I've made my mind up

Jon Bratton 2004

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You know that you are in love when the hardest thing to do is say good-bye


We only part to meet again.
John Gay


Every farewell makes the next hello closer.


Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? 
Richard Bach


In the hope to meet
Shortly again, 
and make our absence sweet.
Ben Jonson 

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes

We say goodbye for many reasons

Not all of them pleasant;

But it's worst when not given that chance 

To say it at all, and be quiescent!

So just you come back and say it

That my love's been 'given the sack';

That would at least give me a chance 

To get my heart back

Maggie-May 2010


Parting is sweet sorrow

Who the hell said that!

I can't forgive your leaving

And not coming round for a chat!

Maggie-May 2010


I'm missing you already

And you've not gone yet;

Our laughs and our silly jokes

You'll miss me too, I bet

If I get half a chance

I will visit you;

Its just a shame
 you're going

All the way to Timbuktoo.

Well, alright, (Birmingham), but still...

Maggie-May 2010


We've shared good (times)
We've shared good fries
We've shared good (beers)
But never goodbyes...
Till now
Mind how you go, good buddy

Jon Bratton 2012

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes 

Leaving Verses Poems Quotes

Well folks here we go again
It’s goodbye ditty time
That’s when we say goodbye to friends
With insults, all in rhyme

But tonight we have a change of style
It’s a different kind of do
We’ve cut my usual eloquent, articulate, smooth and polished speech
That’ll save an hour or two

Oh well, if we speak quite quickly
And get it over with
We can all go off and enjoy ourselves
At the house of Peter Smith

You want to rush my masterpiece
My Ma-Salama poem
Especially for our two friends
As they make their way back home

OK keep your hair on
There’s no need for you to shout
Steve, where’s the barrels of oil
Err The shops were all sold out

What!! No barrels of oil
How can this be so?
We always palm......err give those barrels
It’s a tradition don’t yer know

We wanted to do the traditional thing
And give the usual stuff
The characatures - we’ve got them... right?
Err... we didn’t have enough

Yer see the kitty’s kind a small this time
So we’ve been somewhat thrifty
EXACTLY how much did we rouse?
EXACTLY ....SR10......50

But Steve’s been so resourceful
He doesn’t need the shops
He scrounged some old recycled oil
From a guy in Vehicle Ops

Oh and he got those nice barrel things
To seal the oil in
Err...not exactly .. he used sellotape
And an empty pepsi tin

Anyway, forget about the pressies
The lads will understand
Besides, I’ve got a story
And I need you to give a hand

This free online printable greetings card and scrapbooking Leaving Verses Poems Quotes, wishes, messages page, including funny jokes, speeches, best wishes good luck and congratulations to co worker, teachers, someone taking maternity leave to have a baby, best friends regarding Sorry You Are Leaving Your Job or Home / Bon Voyage / New Job / New Home / New Offices / Good Luck in your exams, career or future / Farewell / Moving Away from parents, family /Leaving school / leaving work/ goodbye to teachers from children, kids. Leaving Job / New Home verses poems

The long farewell poem speech continues but first here's the links to my other Leaving Verses Poems Quotes pages

Leaving Poems Verses Quotes Collection

It is worth checking more than one section as many leaving verses poems quotes are inter-changeable 

Let's return now to the long Farewell Speech I started this page with

So who was Hamish? who was Vic
Who hid the paint at home
Who was Maria Magdelana
That invited Bill to Rome

Who rang up from Gibralter?
To try to make some sales
Posing as one Roch de Spain
With gold mines down in Wales

Most of you know very well
To you it’s nothing new
But for those of you still confused
Here’s a clue or two

One arrived five years ago
The other came much later
But each has spent their office time
As a Bill impersonator

Their homes may be worlds apart
But their roots are just the same
They are both from solid Celtic stock
They share a common name

O’Neil announces Ahsen
Whenever she phones
Oh Neil, Oh Neil, Oh Neil 
That’s the voice of .....
Roma Jones

One is single, one is not
Yet how can this be true
If, between them you count the weddings
The total comes to two

John’s been here so very long
Tho’ some would question how
If you ask Niall how long it’s been
He’ll say “what time is it now”

So where Niell’s lacking staying power
He’s very quick to quit
John has ... what can I say
A resiliance to Shit

Both have dealings with traffic police
One involved, the other slight
While Niall spends all his days down there
John stays overnight

They’re both keen PADI divers
Weighed down by lead
To swim among the rocks and wrecks
On the red sea bed

They impersonate wrecks themselves
Lying on a bed
For getting up each day for work
Is like the raising of the dead

In, they race every day
Shaving on the run
Hair still a tangled mess
Neck ties still undone

But they can never beat Mubarak
No matter what they do
Cos he likes to lie in bed
And on the timesheet too

Niall likes open spaces
To run among the rocks
And escape the claustophobic
Or the office cardboard box

While John is more an indoor man
But he keeps from getting fat
By walking miles .. up and down the aisles
Of Safeway and Sarawat

Whereas Niall goes mountain climbing
Cos he likes to stretch himself
John’s greatest climbing challenge
Is Safeway’s highest shelf

Nialls got a patio
That no ones seen at all
While Johns got a bar reserved
For drinker’s 8 feet tall

Now if Niall’s patio and John’s bar
Should ever chance to meet
You’d have a really lovely place
That’s totally obsolete

Right .. it’s time to
Say a bit
About Niall in isolation
And why he felt the need to
Submit his resignation

Niall’s our short term champion
Yes I know there’s Dick and Bill
But Niall’s the shortest timer
Who left of his own free will

He never really had a chance
Working with H.D 
And following the confrontation
He became the office refugee

All our desks moved around a bit
But none more so than Nialls
His was fitted with pulley ropes
And a set of castor wheels

And he caused so much confusion
Though his parents are to blame
Because no one really knew quite how
To pronounce his bloody name

Is it NILE as in the river
Or is it KNEEL as in prayer
Hisham said NIL... as in zero
But that was hardly fair

And he spent so much time across the street
It’s easy to see
Why even Wiltshire thought Niall worked
For DSR & D

Now we turn to the retail trade
And really make a meal
Of the obsessive window shopping
of Mr...John O’Neil 

Yer see most men dislike shopping
Fellas aint it true
But shopping is John’s hobby
It’s his favourite thing to do

John even learnt Karate
But not to maim or kill
He views a Mawashi-Seri
As an extra bargaining skill

John came here as a single guy
But he’s more the marrying type
He’s concerned with the price of beans
Or if the fruit is ripe

Yer see all the other single guys
Drank and brewed up beer
While John preferred a shopping trip
Down at Mosadia

But then John soon realised
He should take stock of his life
So off he went on a shopping trip
This time for a Wife

He set his sights on a Catholic girl
One who always goes to mass
But being Irish, he married Ahsan
A Turkish Muslim lass

But still she was the perfect choice
One of the real Turkish delights
And though not a Catholic
She could get cheapie flights

When John first befriended her
He didn’t lure here into bed
He wanted something exciting
He took her shopping instead

To propose, ost guys get the girl
Alone in their apartment
John proposed to Ahsen
In Safeways Meat Department

General Leaving Poems 

Co-Worker Leaving Poems 

Leaving to Have Baby Poems 

Employee Leaving Farewell Messages 

This is the material for New Home and Teacher Thanks When Leaving School 

New Home Poems 

Teacher Thanks Leaving School Poems 

Next are the links to very specific poems, in the form of speeches which I wrote and performed for specific coworkers leaving. They are included here because people have used them for inspiration as well as using specific verses where the traits/characteristics matched the 'victims' they had in mind 

Specific Goodbye Speech as Poem ! 

Specific Farewell Speech as Poem 2 

Specific Farewell Speech as Poem 3 

Specific Farewell Speech as Poem 4 

Specific Farewell Speech as Poem 5 

Specific Farewell Speech as Poem 6 

Specific Farewell Speech as Poem 7 

Specific Farewell Poem 8 

Here's the links to more long farewell to co worker poem speeches

Farewell to Boss poem speech 

Speech for Farewell Poem 

Leaving Poem Speech to Co Worker 

Farewell Co Worker Poem 

Farewell Poem to Several Co Workers Leaving 

A Goodbye Speech 

Goodbye Coworker Poem 

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