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Letting Go (a poem)

Updated on December 11, 2011

All that is Left


Since you've been gone

I have hung onto

faded memories

treasured moments

fo so very long,

a comfort from my loneliness.

These pictures and mementos

remind me of a time

of warm love

that filled my life,

only make me long to return

with a chance and hope

sheltered in the past.

To remove you

from my mind's eye

I drifted in and out

of a bright new consciousness

that made it known

what I thought

I should have always seen.

Aware of my new fate

I slowly tear

each picture

into unrecognizable bits,

driving for miles and miles

I give them all to the wind.

Before I lose my courage

I box up our life,

it isn't much

a few tokens

meaning nothing to their new owners.

All rituals and new beginnings behind

vows and promises spoken aloud

no remedy for cruel pain,

should all be enough to change my mind.

Still my heart

longs to see your soul

and feel your love once more.


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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thank is so true NiaG.

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      NiaG 6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Memories are the hardest to get over. Great poem.