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I Release You

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Marilyn
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0 posted 11-16-1999 07:42 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marilyn

I release you, let you go,
With you all my hate and woe.
For many years I still held on,
But now all of my hate is gone.

You pulled my strings and made me dance,
You did this without slightest glance.
Into my soul, where I reside,
Where I have come to cry and hide.

Now I am free from your strings at last,
I've moved it into the past.
I'm free from you forevermore,
I've won the match and set the score.

I live my life and you do yours,
All I wish is to heal my sores.
I forgive you thought it isn't sought,
Release my soul the things you wrought.

I have no anger, hate nor spite,
These things, for me, are really trite.
I'll let you know so you don't fear,
To your children please draw near.

I now do fly on open wings,
My heart is light, my soul does sing.
I have let go of feelings ill,
Your turn now, if it be your will.

© Copyright 1999 Marilyn - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 11-16-1999 07:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sounds like quite a journey Marilyn.
It took strength, I think, to write these words - and well written they are too.
FreeByrd
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2 posted 11-16-1999 08:17 PM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Sounds like you've found the strength to move on and give yourself a chance to be happy. This must have taken some time. I applaud your steadfast determination.

My best wishes for you





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Marilyn
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3 posted 11-16-1999 08:34 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Severn....I have been wanting to tell him these words for many weeks now. I need to write him a letter or just send him this poem. It has taken me quiet some time to let go of the ill will. I am now whole again because of the giving of forgiveness unsought. Thankyou for your response.

Freebyrd.....Only time can heal wounds of this nature. I am healed and whole. I can now more forward. Thankyou for your response.
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4 posted 11-16-1999 09:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Good for you, Marilyn! And great poem too!

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Denise

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5 posted 11-16-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for FreeByrd   Email FreeByrd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit FreeByrd's Home Page   View IP for FreeByrd

Sorry M.

I left out your most important attribute.

COURAGE



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Alwye
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6 posted 11-16-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Yes, I agree, this must have taken immense courage. Wonderful job.

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*Krista Knutson*

"To be great is to be misunderstood...." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pepper
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7 posted 11-16-1999 10:44 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I felt the freedom in your words Marilyn....a very liberating piece wonderfully written.........!!

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Richard 33
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8 posted 11-17-1999 01:54 AM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

Marilyn

I am happy for you, that you have finally
come to terms with your past, I have, twice.
I am also very proud of you, It took alot of
courage to do this my friend, now I ask
please try to lower the wall, that puts us
in different hemispheres, That is why I was
feeling blue the other night, I care alot
for you, and about you!!!!


With love, and deepest respect


Richard Allen Baker
Marilyn
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9 posted 11-17-1999 04:33 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thanks Denise. I think it was more about me needing the energy I was wasting on holding on to my anger.

FreeByrd.....I am not sure how much courage this took. Hatred and ill feelings draw power and energy from the one that holds a grudge.


Alwye...Thankyou for that. I am still not sure how couragous I am...lol.

Pepper....I appreciate your words of encouragement. Liberating it is..

Richard.....This wall is about security and comfort, not rage and ill will. I am not sure how to open up my heart yet. Time is what it took for me to get to this point and time is what I need. To find what I need to make myself grow. I respect you and consider you my friend. That is all I have to give right now. My energies are directed in other area's in my life right now. Please understand that.
Michael
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10 posted 11-17-1999 05:00 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Forgiveness can be such a hard place to come to...I am glad to see you makde it there. Beautiful poem, Marilyn.


Michael
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11 posted 11-17-1999 05:03 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Forgetting is not necessary but sometimes forgiveness is even harder. I echo the comments and compliments here.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Marilyn
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12 posted 11-17-1999 08:05 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Michael....Forgiveness is not as difficult as forgetting. I do not believe I can necessarily forget but I have freed myself in the forgiving.

RS...thankyou for your echo's. I believe the forgiving is the easy part. The forgeting is the hard part. Easy to place a wall up to keep out the hurt.
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13 posted 11-17-1999 09:38 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I'm glad to see this strength I knew you had so vividly displayed in this piece my dear freind
Marilyn
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14 posted 11-17-1999 11:22 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ruth my friend. Thankyou for you comment. I do not feel so strong right now. I released my soul tonight and now I am tired. I need to sleep and grieve one last time.
WhtDove
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15 posted 11-18-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well done Marilyn, I know this took courage. Good for you! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I forgive pretty easily most of the time. Couple of days and I won't remember. Sometimes it a good thing and sometimes it's not! Thank you my friend!
Julie
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16 posted 11-18-1999 12:30 AM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Marilyn so well expressed. Forgiveness will set you free. Looks like you are truly free.


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Julie
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.~Les Brown~
Munda
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17 posted 11-18-1999 01:09 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Applause Marilyn. Welcome back to life and don't worry about the walls, it just takes time. : ) Mail me if you'd like to. I'll be there for you. : ) HUGS
Isis
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18 posted 11-18-1999 06:13 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I loved the preview (when you showed me this), and I love it even more this time. Glad you found the courage to do this Maz, it'll only benefit you. Forgetting IS the hardest, I know only too well. Hugs big sister of mine!!

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

poetFemmeFatale
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19 posted 11-18-1999 11:51 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Marilyn, the title alone is strong...You have taken the first and hardest step toward healing...I applaude you. It indeed takes time, but I have faith that you will grow and stand even taller and stronger when this is all behind you. Your foundation for what tomorrow brings will be stronger too. The sun will surely shine on you soon. Turn your face towards the sky, and absorb the warmth it gives - the warmth around you. Try not to isolate yourself to feel safe & secure...sometimes arms are safer than isolation.

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

RainbowGirl
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20 posted 11-18-1999 01:35 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Marilyn: That sounds like it came from somewhere very deep within you and if that's the case, I'm glad you got it out...Hate is never a good thing, takes far too much energy from us but I recognise that frustration so well...Kudos to you and now I hope you can mend and become whole once more..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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21 posted 11-18-1999 01:50 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Marilyn... and congratulations. *S*
Marilyn
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22 posted 11-18-1999 04:36 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wow...I am awe struck with the responses to this piece. Thankyou all.

WhtDove.....I have been at the place your poem expresses. For the past 2 years I have been struggling to free myself of the baggage I carry. Each day is a new step in the process. I still remember my friend. It is healthy to remember past mistakes, so to not repeat them. You are very welcome for the referal.

Julie...thankyou...I feel free.

Munda...I will mail you my friend.

Isis.....I should never have told you when my birthday was...lol. I will never forget that I am your senior by a mere 2 MONTHS!!

pFF....If I can not stand alone, my friend, I can not stand. Arms can not heal what they have not hurt. I distance myself from things that make me uncomfortable, this is a healthy thing.

Rainbow....I had to let it all go because of the energy drain (as well as it weakened my soul). Thankyou for the Kudos.

suthern...Thankyou
Isis
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23 posted 11-18-1999 05:40 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

As it should be big sis!! LOL

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

Severn
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24 posted 11-18-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Marilyn - good luck. I hope it went/goes well.
Supportive hugs.
 
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