Time To Let Go – A Sonnet

Time To Let Go

As I walk these streets in the rain
My eyes blinded with salty tears
I wonder if I’ll come here again
Maybe not for many more years

Painful return to a place of sadness
Once it held my heart and soul 
Now the memories are only badness
Being back here has taken its toll

Releasing feelings to set myself free
That I may move towards something greater
Wondering where one day I might be
And hoping you will not be a hater

It’s time to say goodbye to the past
Some things are just not meant to last


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Ingrid is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has challenged us
to write a poem in Iambic Pentameter. See below:

"When I consider Wordsworth’s chosen method of composing, it makes perfect sense, particularly if you want to compose to a walking rhythm such as iambic pentameter: five beats, or ‘footsteps’ to a line ‘da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun, da-dun.’ Iambic pentameter also sounds like a heartbeat to me."  

I have chosen to use a sonnet form.  Hope it works!


  37 comments for “Time To Let Go – A Sonnet

  1. February 11, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    This resonates Christine, for me it has been needing to know when to let go (the knowing was one thing, the stepping into the letting go another). Such sadness in this.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 12, 2022 at 8:46 am

      Yes it’s hard to realize it and even harder to actually do it 🥲 Thank you for reading Paul.

  2. Helen L Dehner
    February 10, 2022 at 10:31 am

    A lovely poem that illustrates deep pain and the hope of its release .. well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2022 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Helen ☺️💕

  3. February 10, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Bittersweet poem, Christine. Very eloquently expressed! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      February 10, 2022 at 10:48 am

      Thank you Cheryl ☺️💕

  4. February 9, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    This is great, but also a very sad walk… The resolution in the end seems to be the only way forward.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks. I appreciate it always ☺️

  5. Beverly Crawford
    February 9, 2022 at 11:34 am

    A beautifully nostalgic and sad poem. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2022 at 8:10 am

      Thank you. Very much Bev ☺️💕

  6. February 9, 2022 at 11:30 am

    I have said this before, Christine, you do this emotion so well! Always moved by your words. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      February 11, 2022 at 8:11 am

      Thank you my friend. You’re so kind ☺️💕

      • February 11, 2022 at 1:34 pm

        Just the truth, dear. My pleasure. 😊❤️

  7. February 9, 2022 at 4:13 am

    can feel the shift happening along with the rhyme!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Thanks Kate! So lovely to hear from you. Hope you’re well ☺️💕

      • February 9, 2022 at 3:10 pm

        always Christine, and you?

      • Christine Bolton
        February 9, 2022 at 9:53 pm

        Yes doing as well as I can Kate ☺️👍💕

  8. Ain
    February 9, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Very personal, lovely lines…releasing emotions such a nice thought, and superb opening stanza, very well done..

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Thank you so much! Wonderful feedback, thank you Ain ☺️

  9. February 9, 2022 at 3:02 am

    A beautifully sad sonnet of acceptance, Christine. It is hard to get to that point, but sometimes necessary!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 9:37 am

      Thanks Ingrid. I hope I got the beat right! Lovely Prompt you provided. Thank you 💕☺️

  10. February 9, 2022 at 2:47 am

    Well, one thing’s for sure, Christine… there’s not a drop of ‘badness’ in this beautiful sonnet!

    -David

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 9:38 am

      Thanks David! I’m not sure badness is even a word. But it seemed to fit LoL 🤣

  11. February 9, 2022 at 12:41 am

    This seems to be honestly, perhaps brutally painful Christine. Certainly delivered impact!

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Rob. I really appreciate that. Hope you’re doing well. Good to hear from you ☺️💕

  12. February 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Those last lines are very poignant.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 10:10 am

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

  13. February 8, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Sadness can be beautiful too…

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 12:08 am

      Yes Reena. There’s always sadness before healing ☺️😊

  14. February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Lovely poem which I can relate to Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

      Thank you so much. 💕☺️ Always happy to hear from you!

  15. February 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    I don’t usually comment on poetry, but that was really nice.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

      Thanks John! I appreciate that very much. Come by anytime ☺️

  16. February 8, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    A poignant poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      February 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

      Thank you my dear friend ☺️💕

      • February 9, 2022 at 1:00 am

        You’re welcome

  17. February 8, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    “Releasing feelings to set myself free
    That I may move towards something greater.”

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