I Release You

I release you from everything

My heart will not be a burden anymore

You are free to go

I will not hold you captive

I said what I had to say

You quietly listened

There is no change or hope

So now we have to move on

There is nothing keeping us together

In this space and time

You are not debted to me

I am not your prisoner

And you are not mine

So make the choice

What do you want to do

Do you really love me

I want to know

Is it lies that you tell

Why is it after all these years

I still don't know

Are we meant to last

Or will you just be a memory

Like the others

This is torture for me

Is this real or not

Will you stay or

Will you go

This makes no sense to me

Are we soul mates

Here to stay

Forever linked

Or set at bay

Please let me know

Are you leaving

Or destined to stay

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Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Very touching and heatbreaking at the same time. I love your poetry, but it makes me feel your pain.

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KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

Caroline, yes it's very touching. Sometimes we find ourselves at crossroads, and only time can tell and show what can become of what we already have. I think listening to your inner voice is always a good thing to do.

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

beautiful poetry Caroline.

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anupma 4 years ago from India

Awesome poem. I really like it too much. It is the voice of heart. It is really very tragic whom we trust so much, he leaves.

Anyways great poem, voted up interesting and awesome.

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Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Concise and to the point. Let your Karma speak loud for you. There is never an easy answer, coming and going is frequent it seems in love affairs and most matters of the heart. If it is not meant to be then let him flutter away to another place, he is not yours to capture.

Set free and release is the best way. If he is meant to return and claim you and him as a forever thing, he will flutter back into your arms. Will you be there to receive him? Destiny only knows. Hugs

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hubert thank you for reading my poetry and your lovely comments. I hope it doesn't make you feel too much pain. I like to write from all sides of the heart. :)

@ Katrine always good to see you and I love reading your comments. They are always so full of inspiration. Thank you. :)

@ Michael thank you for stopping by and for your lovely compliment. :)

@ Anupma thank you for you great comment. :)

@ Vincent I always love your comments. They are so full of wisdom and poetic beauty. Thanks for the great words my friend. :)

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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas


Beautiful photo—this poem is touching yet sad. When a relationship has reached this point, it’s time to break the connection and move on. You can’t find happiness with another while you are feeling rejection because of love lost. Close the door to the past relationship, go out into the world, and don’t look back. Change is good.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Caroline you have such a poetic pen I loved your release :) Frank

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Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Caroline, this is such an eloquent and bittersweet expression of emotion and doubt at a crossroads time in a relationship. Releasing someone and oneself is always trying and you've put it into words in such a way as to move me greatly. Thank you for sharing what must have come from a very deep place in you. Voted up, awesome and beautiful!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This reminds me of the cliche, ' Parting is such sweet sorrow ' Beautiful Caroline...

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Hubert Williams 4 years ago

When I feel the pain or joy of the character it's because the poem was well written whether it was their experience or that of another. In other words, your poetry is very well written. Thank you for the emotions.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi DF thank you for all your supportive words and for reading. :)

@ Hi Frank thank you for your kind words. :)

@ Hi Poetic thank you for your lovely comment and what a great compliment. :)

@ Hi Ruby thank you so much for your kind words. :)

@ Hi Hubert thank you for that wonderful compliment. :)

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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

beautiful caroline, I have been here, and I think many others have also. Your words express those feelings perfectly.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. I hate it when a relationship doesn't work out and it causes pain. Years ago I fell into awful confusion because the one person I released I didn't realize wanted to stay the most. You expressed this very well and my heart beat along with every word Caroline.

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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

Your words express heartbreak and sadness. Very emotinal and very beautiful poem. Thank you!

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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Beautifully sad expressions of longing and the need to find that connection with another soul and the willingness to let them go. Well done.

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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Wonderful and so moving too, Caroline. Maybe it is not wanting to push the other away ... but not being able to stay on the path with the person either.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ April thank you so much. :)

@ Gypsy thank you very much.I'm sorry you had to go through that. :)

@ Sannel thank you! :)

@ Cyndi thank you very much. :)

@ Astra true thank you for your great comment. :)

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schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

Very nicely written, bravo!

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you schoolgirl :)

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Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Caroline

Beautiful, heartfelt, heartbreaking and sad. Your poem reminds me of the following quote,

"If you love something set it free,

If it returns, it is yours

If it doesn't, it never was"

Voted up and away!

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is excellent and moving. The photo really drew me in.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you so much Sue for your comment. :)

Thank you so much Tammy for your comment. :)

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

beautifully done!

All has been said above :)

Lovely and breathtaking

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you very much Rahul. :)

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i love the picture, so beautiful Caroline...ah, the prize of freedom...

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epigramman 4 years ago

you are clearly such a romantic - and it not only shows in all of your writing - it runs through the veins of the special lady who writes these words - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 8:50am

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Raciniwa thank you very much! :)

@ Hi Epi thank you for all your kind words my friend. :)

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Beautifully crafted, romantically expressed! Love it!

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Crissp :)

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