Letting Go is Never Easy

Letting Go is Never Easy
Letting Go is Never Easy

It is with some regret I let the past free,
to echo in the shadow of my days
and settle like dust upon the earth,
but I know holding to heart what’s been
can do no good in my present,
as thoughts alone can inhibit my breath,
when each moment needs clarity
and room to spread its wings.

Lessons learned resound in sagacious din,
and change has imbued me with hope,
beyond what I miss in past held notes,
of all that love and caring made,
but sometimes letting go is all one can do,
to find past hurt a silent bed,
and in acceptance I can but yield
knowing my soul’s been fed.

Souls come and souls go,
some are family, some are stories untold,
and in our moments, our epiphanies of growth,
we can but glean our fill and know
those with whom we find our hearts,
live on beyond time and measure,
for they are part of us, as we are part of them,
regardless of circumstance or anything.

So I let past and people go in life,
knowing their path is elsewhere,
and I allow them their choices
to follow dreams and directions unclear to me,
yet to them a necessity of their being,
and I wish them well on their journey,
and hope their choices well founded
in the happiness they deserve.

Loss is a painful experience,
but only from one blinkered perspective,
and that judgement is unworthy,
for a soul on its journey is blessed
and who are we to think otherwise,
from our petty wants and tribulations
our loss perhaps their freedom,
their release perhaps our redemption.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Letting Go is Never Easy

  • February 13, 2018 at 12:14 PM
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    Every person, every soul, we encounter in life is a teacher for us. Some may be a passing moment and others linger, some stay for life and beyond. Though loss is painful, the experience is a learning tool, which is a blessing in ways we may not often see.

    I mentored a young man in Wales for several years. He wanted to learn about souls. Death and loss was a great fear for him. He believed all souls continued on to Heaven, because that is what he had always been told. Yet, he could not really understand what form a soul took on and that if a soul left the body upon death, how could so many souls exist in Heaven. I had a difficult time helping him, but finally hit on something he understood.

    I used grapes and wine as a metaphor. Grape skin discarded, pulp processed into new wine, and then time produced aged wine, (it is a long story). He quickly understood and it settled so many questions and issues in his life. The metaphor changed his way of thinking and way of life. It also prepared him for when his sister took her own life many years later. The loss was great for him, but he was able to go through the stages and eventually accept that loss of a dear sister.

    Thank you, Tony, for sharing this great piece. It helped me to look back and see that I was able to help someone else understand and accept loss. Your life lessons help others in many ways and I so appreciate that. (Yes, I am still taking a break and resting as you advised).

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  • February 13, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis and glad you appreciated the work, we all learn in different ways and the pain if often necessary in coming to terms with loss. Its natural to perceive it from the self alone, but gaining a broader perspective certainly gives us a much better understanding. Take care.

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