I will let you go - A Poem

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Letting go

I will let you go



Facing life’s adversities entails us to be honest with ourselves, and requires us to be self observant. Developing a close connection with our inner selves necessitates us to look deeper and examine what’s inside…What do we really want? Why there is a need for us to confront these demons inside? Now, I’m turning a new leaf. I decide to let go of those heartaches, frustrations I encounter. Thus, I could go on with life and face the challenge with a smile…



Holding you close to me

Has never been easy

An itch on my back

I can hardly scratch

There were times you knock

The breath out of me, I just watch



My life is full of dread

Still I don’t know what I need

Do I want to behold you?

Or will I rather let go?

Why am I holding on?

The easiest way is to abandon…



Letting go of past ghosts

Will you look for possible hosts?

It has made me a prey

I was fighting all through the way

Where to now? I ask

From my past, I begin to peel off the mask



Now, I’m starting to untangle

Freeing myself from this jungle

Easing my way to reach out the light

Even if it’s far from my sight

Reaching out, I finally grasp the straw

Coming out at last, I am in awe…


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sam209 4 years ago

Voting up! Your poetry always moves me!


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CreateSquidoo 4 years ago

I love reading poem that has talks about love.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you sam for the support and the warm comment...have a nice day...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Create, or shall i call you Squidoo? yes, in loving oneself you could never go wrong...


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

If love is not reciprocated, me must move on. Beautiful piece of writing.

Cheers


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

These words are so true! How often we burden ourselves with so many things, when we could make our loads lighter by letting things go. Loved it! Voted up and awesome.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

I'm glad you are able to accept yourself. That is the most important thing. You cannot love someone else the right way if you are with them to make yourself feel better. You have to be who you are and you have to be ok with that. Then you can have the love you deserve and keep it.


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Anilkumar cv 4 years ago from kerala,India

I can't un derstand the deep meaning, but good and sweet.


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schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

Nice poem about giving up dysfunctional relationships, you put it nicely.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Raci-- you know how to move and stir with words.. I really enjoyed this poem..Frank


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Yes Vinaya...we must by all means move forward so we'll not be stuck up in a quagmire...

yeah Cheers...thank you for the support...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

That's true Marcy, and letting go is the hardest part...we always cling to things even if it's already destructive to us...

thanks for leaving an insightful comment...have a great day...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Suburban...thank you for the advice...yes, when things was in haywire...i begin to ask myself is this really the life i want? so i go back, and ask myself the questions and begin to listen intently to it...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Anil...this is part of the process of rebuilding myself by freeing the demons that have me in its clutches for years...thank you...God bless...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you school girl...yes, you are right, growing up in a dysfunctional home and being in an abusive marriage too is never easy...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

i'm glad Frank that you've enjoyed it...have a great day...thank you always for the support...


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Oh Raci, I am so happy for you...the last verse is almost like a freedom cry... Like you have unshackled yourself and let yourself free to be.. Go girl.,.. you deserve to be happy. Have a blessed day.. and be at peace!


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Raciniwa.. i am going to share this. Have a blessed day. Peace.


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Another gem in your collection, Raci, and a hard subject to write on.


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thinice13 4 years ago from Colorado

very nice poem


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Detachment is the key if not reciprocated since life is too short to lament...beautiful indeed.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you shim...and yes, for a long time I decide to set myself free...even though i don't know where to start... Have a blessed day to you too! Peace!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you for sharing shim...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Senoritaa...yeah, at first the thought kept bugging on my head until i yield unto it and write a poem about it...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank thinice...have a great day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Ruchira, but detaching ourself from the whims of the world requires total commitment and takes a lot of patience and of course practice...


onlooker 4 years ago

i hear you..letting go isn't easy. Confusions of the head deceives the heart..voted up!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes onlooker, it took me so many years to master this art...thank you for visiting...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Like a gentle wind--this piece caresses--nicely done!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Audrey, thank you for caressing comment...have a great day!!!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Great poem! Letting go always feels the best in the long run.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Caroline, it's like listening to music and not tuning in to your favorite radio station...thank you for visiting...


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Letting go is so hard to do sometimes. Took me years, but once I did I felt so much better.

Beautiful Poem!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Susan, but it requires patience and understanding...thank you for sharing your insight...have a great day!!!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Beautiful!!! So emotinal poem. I like it. Thanks for sharing. Nice meeting you here, kababayan.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Thelma...thank you for visiting and commenting...God bless...


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Beautiful poem. Great rhythm. Haunting, too, as is the song. I had to listen to the whole thing. I love it. It's so pretty!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Victoria...thank you for visiting...it seems haunting for we are so used to the things we enjoy in life, yet we can't easily let go of the things that bring us comfort...have a great day!!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice work, Raci. Well done. Shared n stuff


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Justin for the support...have a great day too!


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

this is lovely and beautiful romantic poem.

I really enjoy reading it, thanks a lot for sharing...


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Astra Nomik 2 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

When we fall in love with the person we know is truly meant for us, we want to be tangled up in them. I know I certainly do. I love the tangles that come with being in a beautiful relationship.

About letting go... yes that is a sad and tough choice for a woman. It is so difficult letting go and leaving the other person. But sometimes it is just meant to be. We may be haunted because of that choice we make. But a wise person always asks why ... and the answer should be there...

Hearts heal in time. It is hard and getting over someone is probably the biggest hurdle a person has to face, almost as though she is losing a loved one, because we mourn almost the same way.

Your poetry is honest and flashes with truth and experience. That always makes the poem even better and makes us want to read more...

I'm glad to be a fan. Have a sweet day, Raciniwa.


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raciniwa 2 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello abba(father)thank you gracing my hubpage...i appreciate it very much...


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raciniwa 2 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Astra (star) thank you for your insightful comment...of course, letting go is the hardest thing a person to do...especially in discovering a new horizon, yet being comfortable with the old...

your visit is very much appreciated...have a sweet day too...

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