Letting Go

Letting Go

Draining me of energy
this object of nonsense
has followed me
from home to home
Time to release it
and free my conscience
 
So meaningful 
all those years ago
Now it had become
a heavy burden
dragging me down
No longer precious cargo
 
An agonizing decision
to release it from my universe
Fondly looking back
the recollections treasured
Its use no longer important
Many memories will reimburse
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

In response to National Poetry Writing Month
NaPoWriMo - Day 12 - April 12th

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem
about a dull thing that you own, and why (and how) you love it.
Alternatively, what would it mean to you to give away or
destroy a significant object?

Photo by Hannes Wolf on Unsplash

Follow Poetry For Healing on WordPress.com


	    

  11 comments for “Letting Go

  1. April 13, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Funny what we hold onto. Nicely conveyed.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 13, 2019 at 5:22 pm

      The funny thing is, it’s never just one thing. I have dragged a box of nonsense around the world for 34 years and I finally let it go s few weeks ago as we moved house πŸ™ƒ

      • April 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm

        Feels good doesn’t it? My husband and I sold our house and all our belongings, except what we could fit into a motor home. It was like losing weight.

      • Christine Bolton
        April 14, 2019 at 9:25 am

        Wow that is brave! Purging is so good for the soul and does feel like losing weight 🀣

  2. April 14, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Ah! Letting go is not easy but once one does it, it is so liberating! πŸ’ž

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Yes! Like purging your wardrobe! πŸ™‚πŸ’• Thanks Punam

      • April 15, 2019 at 9:03 am

        Exactly! πŸ˜‚
        You are welcome πŸ’ž

  3. May 13, 2019 at 5:29 am

    What a nice poem! Keep writing. πŸ‘

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Jini! πŸ™‚

      • May 13, 2019 at 11:38 am

        You’re welcome. Nice blog btw. 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        May 13, 2019 at 11:49 am

        Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: