THIS LEAVING IS MINE (lyrics)

Longing for freedom

To ride on the wind

Set my face forward

Not come back here again


Why can’t I leave here

I really must go

To stay here won’t do me

It’s killing me slow


To feel how the wind plays

With strands of my hair

And reach in my memory

For someone who cared


I just want to go now

Won’t you let me pass by

I’ve done all my loving

There’s no reason to cry


I’ve had all I can handle

Had more than my share

No worries do I need

No more burdens to bear


Just let me pass by you

Don’t hold me here now

There's time for my leaving

And that time is now


Just play the song often

And if you can hear

At the end there’s a message

That began with a tear


I cried when you left me

Never meaning to show

That it mattered to me none

To know that you’d go


Just let me go this time

Let me be the one

To end this time we had

Say – yeah it’s been fun


I left you the some money

To carry you through

I know you’ll find someone

Like you always do


I’m trying to tell you

The leaving is mine

I’ve loved, but it left me

And this is my time


So goodbye now and thanks

For the memories and smiles

I need to go quickly

Have so many miles


To cover before dark

Before more teardrops fall

Yes I know that it’s over

I won’t wait for your call


No, I don’t hate you

I feel nothing at all

It’s just over, it’s over

Nothing left to recall

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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Very powerful! Speaks strongly of someone who knows that sometimes it is better to just rip off the band-aid than and get it over with....Great Work!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Thank-you. I don't know if this is about me or if listening to Willie Nelson most of the afternoon got into my blood...lol


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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

This is the first one of yours I read. I love it, reminds me of a conversation I've had.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

It reminds me of one I should have had with someone a long time ago - but it ended, I guess that's the important thing. ;)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

So many differen't ideas came to me when reading this. A depressed person who wants out of life, the ending of a love relationship, someone sick of where their at and wanting to take a road trip to anywhere. Awesome poem:)


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Thanks much for stopping by and for the nice comments MT!


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andromida 5 years ago

Excellent piece of poetry.I just want to say you might considering recite and record this poem and then upload it in Youtube and put a link in this hub.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

andromida - What a fantastic idea! I might just by a mic for our computer and do that! Thanks so much for your comment and for the brilliant idea!


tlmntim9 5 years ago

Very good dear, Sad but good. Good rythom


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

My man Tim came to read ... I am honored. These are lyrics. Now all I need is the tune. I can hear it in my head but can't play or carry a tune in a bucket.


Shitinski 5 years ago

Nice one. Bitterest tears next to losing a child, I suppose.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Thanks for reading, means a lot.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful poem. Great work.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

A poet begins to form poetry, true poetry only when not s/he but in fact the universe requests for it.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

So very incredible Pooh.

I try to find - and - keep a grip.

Bite my lip before that sailing ship.

For nothing I do will steady the course,

And staying only prolongs the remorse.

It's time for this heart to depart,

Heal, be replaced - get a new start.

But how much time is left?

And long can a soul be bereft?


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Dear Q - you always have such eloquent responses to leave. Your soul is so close to the surface!

Micky, my brother, what important poetry you leave here. I only know that we must leave that which is toxic, that which stands between us and God, is evil and we have the tools to fight evil. We will leave this wold for His in His time. To do otherwise would be the ultimate slap in the face to the One who gave us life. If He has chosen or allowed a path steeper than others or if we have stumbled onto that path for ourselves, the answer is still the same .... keep your eyes on the prize!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

The beginnings are always so sweet and wonderful, however the endings are full of pain and remiss. I have been on both sides of the spectrum of Love and felt the pain and bliss. Sometimes I am so happy to be alone, that way I don't have to go through it all over again. Why can't men/woman stay together, I tried twice and failed, I guess I wasn't the marrying kind. Must be the nomad/vagabond in my blood, always on the move, yet like Willie sings, she was always on my mind.....and to all the girls I loved before...Adieu...hugs


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Some just seem to get that seven year itch every few months ...lol


Just Life 5 years ago

The rythem of this poem along with the message is actually very powerful. You feel the pain, the acceptance, the resignation, the decision, and the resolve... with a rythem that is neither fragil or aggressive.

I love it!!


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

I do not know how to respond s I got lost in the words you spoke here. I understand what is being said here...so powefully. I need to go back though to where you started writing up until this point. I am worried about my good friend here.


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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge Author

Oh sweet friend, Audra - I wrote this over 18 months ago. It was just a song that played in my head, minus the melody. I am fine! I'm doing well, seriously. I have been in that place but the leaving WAS mine and I did!!!

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