Letting Go

* This is a poem I wrote from the prompting post over at dverse Poets Pub on the art of letting go. *

Let live and let be
Easy enough motto it seems
Letting go is much harder
Yet, I’ve let go of so many things …
Love drifted away
Floating on a sea of tears
Bright lives faded to dim
Those I once held so dear
Motherhood snuck away in a blink
Daughter turned woman
In less time than you’d think
Life like the leaves
Swirling away in the wind
Took dreams and hopes
Thought would never end
I’ve let go of so many things
Releasing freely, unable to hold
Bending to natural forces
Learning to let go
A most difficult lesson
Trial by fire it quite seems
Letting go without losing myself
Forgetting how to dream
An ember escaped the ashes
Kindling to ignite my heart
Letting go doesn’t mean
Letting everything depart

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Dandelion wind (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian miller
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 22:56:24

    letting go without losing yourself…that is def the trick…and isnt it true that our children grow up so fast…over before we really come to grips with it..smiles..so true as well on your closing lines…

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  2. Heaven (@asweetlust)
    Feb 09, 2013 @ 23:03:28

    I specially like these lines:

    Bending to natural forces
    Learning to let go
    A most difficult lesson
    Trial by fire it quite seems
    Letting go without losing myself

    I believe in letting go and finding ourselves in a new way or light ~

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  3. Kelvin S.M.
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 08:16:05

    …letting go without losing myself… ah what a perfect line & attitude… i think when we start learning to let go of the things / events / circumstances / people / places that hurts us… that brings disappointment… that almost kills us…that causes pain & heartaches we are learning to live as well a life of perpetual happiness…. acceptance is one hard to find in our heart but when we found one letting go becomes so easy… excellent offering… smiles…

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  4. claudia
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 13:06:55

    Letting go doesn’t mean
    Letting everything depart…true that… the art of letting go is not an easy one and i like the releasing freely you mention here..

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  5. kkkkaty1
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 20:34:41

    ….not as easy as it sounds…like John Lennon’s “let it be”…which is what I’ve been humming since i read this…:)

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  6. lucychili
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 05:47:02

    it is a mix of letting go and finding how to hold as well, lovely poem

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  7. bridget whelan
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:34:09

    This really speaks to me right now. Thank you

    Reply

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