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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!

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 ©

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?

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